label Armani Prive Haute Couture
season Fall 2012
The couture shows have begun and if one thing is certain, it's that the idea of the east has caught hold. Viewed most prominently last season at couture weeks when Riccardo Tisci presented the Givenchy Haute Couture on a cast of strictly Asian models, the trend pops back up in a number of different forms and shows, one being the Armani Prive Haute Couture show.
It sometimes takes watching the video for you to get the full effect of a show. Watching Armani's Fall 2011 couture show put the concept of a modern day geisha into motion. With obi belts cinching waists tight and silk with beautiful watercolor floral prints as the material of choice for most of the collection, it was hard to not make the connection. Giorgio Armani's geishas are not quite as dependent as their predecessors though, with slim cut pant suits, allowing a better range of motion, and belts that tie in the front as opposed to the back. Fans have seemingly been replaced with glamorous evening clutches and bows have been given dual purpose as pockets and design flourishes.