Giorgio Armani

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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