fall couture collections: giorgio armani privé

by Jeremy Danté

as karlie kloss closed the FW10 privé runway show, i came away from the collection feeling like i had been gipped. isnt the point of couture to go outside of the stereotypical design norm? at the entrance of the collection i felt as though someone mistakenly mixed the collection up under the haute couture collections for fall. but in checking the script above, i read it correct; ‘haute couture’. entrance garments of the collection presented blazers & what seemed to me like work attire- garments that i dont particularly look for during couture season. while impressive details were shown in draping- not much distinguished this collection as couture when held in comparison to armani’s giorgio armani ready-to-wear, womenswear collections. the palette presented was typically fall; rich browns & golden tones leaked through each garment look after look. as the collection drew to a close a few gowns were show & i was expecting something much more jaw-dropping to appear- but i was haulted in my expectation as i seen armani himself closing with his hand waving in the air. the collection produced simple silhouettes & nothing particularly imaginative. there was seemingly no effort put into allowing emphasis on design details & that is a grave dissapointement. its collections like this that allow the general public, fashionably knowledgeable or not, to think that anyone can call anything couture. this issue goes beyond this collection & beyond shade from my review- it goes back to the legacy of couture & the essence of imaginative design. this is no way shape or form a collection that should be presented during couture season. though great ready-to-wear designs are seen- haute couture is not. giorgio, please step ya cookies up.

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