spring couture collections: armani privé
by Jeremy Danté
an inspired vision developed around the concept of a jewelry chest, the SS11 armani privé collection is one of risky styling & daring direction. modernized through sleek lines, jewel toned designs seemingly dipped in high gloss were seen on the runways of paris for the latest privé collection. i was impressed by the concepts & how they are still relative to what we seen for the privé collections in the past two seasons, but here another dimension is added. inspiring use of color & bold choices in textile allow this collection to escape the grips of ready-to-wear, appropriately transcending each look into the haute couture stratosphere. i loved the glitter embellished blazer & appreciate the strength in direction from every element surrounding the show, including the head coverings on the models & the oversized jewel walls that the show was surrounded by. a very strong collection & thoughtful collection, perfect translation of vision & a wonderful set of gowns. very well done.