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FANCY GIRL

Milan:  For spring, Georgio Armani introduced a look he named “Fancy Girl”. Fancy Girl seems to favor slim, cylindrical silhouettes, namely the tube skirt, and most of the collection featured variations on this theme. Armani experimented with layering a variety of tunics, dresses, mini skirts, jackets and vests over the tube skirt. Peplums were created by placing wrap skirts on top, and mini dresses had a similar effect when worn belted. There were dressy looks with strapless trapeze frocks and sporty get-ups layered with zip-up minis – all done in Armani’s trademark luxe style, even the more casual iterations. A feminine palette of pale pink and purple was consistent throughout the show, and silk shantung and sheer jersey dominated the fabric assortment. Aside from a few pegged shorts and pants sprinkled throughout, the vast collection did not stray from the tube skirt base layer.Some looks were far more successful than others: skirt-over-skirt ensembles worn with shrunken vests and jackets were among the most appealing; less so were the odd proportions created by sheaths and ruffled shift dresses worn layered. Questionable styling aside, it was an interesting experiment for the relatively traditional label, with a solid foundation of chic, wearable separates at its core.
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