Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: For S/S 12, Giorgio Armani looked to a modern Aphrodite, draped in the pearlescent fabrics he fashioned into evening gowns, one-shoulder blouses and sharply tailored jackets. Any Armani collection has an expectation of elegance, and these new pieces satisfied this expectation while updating it via an interesting use of split-leg trousers. Layered under tunics, jackets and even beaded dresses, these cropped, slim silk pants lent a modern, almost exotic feeling to ensembles that otherwise might just be blandly pretty. Minimizing embellishment and creating simple silhouettes with clean peplum tops or pleated bodice cocktail dresses, Armani kept the focus on his shimmering sirens. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Loose / Tailored / Straight / Slim
Color: White / Pale grey / Aquamarine / Navy / Jade / Silver / Gunmetal
Key Items: Collarless bias cut jackets / Embellished gowns / Mid-length skirts / Strapless evening dresses / Draped blouses / Cropped, slit-leg trousers / Tunics / One-shoulder blouses
Materials: Chiffon / Silk / Satin
Print + Pattern: Stripes / Abstract florals
Details + Trim: Embroidery / Sequins / Folding / Pleating / Peplums / Bows / Beading
Accessories + Footwear: Kitten heels / Fedoras / Snakeskin heels / Chunky silver cuffs / Embellished clutches / Peep-toe stilettos / Kimono belts / Boxy chain strap purses / Classic totes / Disc earrings / Round sunglasses / Strappy sandals
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