26th March 2014
Emporio Armani SS14 collection for womenswear is very much inspired by water lilies, this brings out a sense of a watercolour washed palette throughout the collection. Pearly, metallic, iridescent colours run through the garments conveying ethereal mermaid beauty, delicate in a sense that a sophisticated, proud women should be walking in the dainty garments.
Silhouettes are soft, with wide-legged tailored trousers, loose tops and strapless bodices in woven silks and chiffons. While collarless jackets, dropped necklines and dresses in washed florals add excitement and lift the collection.
Emporio Armani, known for his fine tailoring, brings this forward for SS14. Masculine ensembles dominate the collection with matching trouser suits, cut with flawlessly clean lines. The suits are trimmed with silk neckerchiefs that add zest to the whole look for the Armani women. Armani women want elegance, style and optimism which is presented through the clothing.
The collection gives a women choice and an array of styles for throughout the day. She can go from feeling effortlessly chic by day in her wide-legged trousers paired with a draped top and structured jacket, to luxurious by night in her opulent 20s swing dress accessorised with a floral flap bag in pretty pastel.
The beautiful designs with such calming shades create an abstract expression of pure nature. Sparks of colour ignite the collection such as the washed oranges and tropical blooms to give depth. These are combined with flat colours like black and white that give a minimalistic approach but are crafted with geometric shapes within the garments.
Accessories vary in the collection, from the traditional handbags to the small envelope clutch bags in florals and pastels. Necklaces are bold and make a statement; this adds contrast to the simplicity of the clothing.
Mirroring the light gracious movements of flowers, the designs sit naturally on a woman and create a dreamy effect. Georgio Armani himself describes the collection as inspired by ‘stretches of calm or rippling water that reflect shadows of plants, flowers and clouds’.
The range of light, breezy, effortless women’s clothing is guaranteed to have you wishing for that sunshine that seems so far away right now.