05.07.12

Armani Privé Fall 2012

After the circus that surrounded the previous show, it was a delight to enter the serene environment of the Armani Prive Fall 2012 show.

The invitation was a degrade daybreak mix of blue, lilac, mauve and pink, which is exactly what we saw on the runway.

For the first part of the presentation we marvelled at the designer’s signature architectural silhouette. Impeccably well tailored blazers, Shantung silk choker jackets and wool overcoats were either paired with luxurious silk wide leg pants or silk velvet pants.

We also saw vests with wrap-around velvet and silk trimmed skirts, ombre and colour-block coats and plenty of trouser suits before we moved seamlessly onto eveningwear as the sun set in the backdrop.

My heart skipped several beats when look 28 took to the runway. A strapless gown embroidered with pink rhinestone and beads must have a red-carpet moment. Like a few other pieces in the evening portion of the show, this dress was styled with a bead veil.

As someone who is obsessed with gowns, you’ll be surprised to learn that my favourite look from this collection was a black beaded jumpsuit with touches of blue and pink.

There was plenty more sparkle from the evening gowns which were accented with Swarovski crystals plus there were some muted classic black velvet numbers. The question now is which one will Cate Blanchett chose?

Accessories included Philip Treacy’s black velvet hats, feathery fascinators, pointed flats, t-bar sandals and an array of clutches.

Front Row: Zoe Saldana, Sophia Loren, Michelle Yeoh, Shailene Woodley, Isabelle Huppert and Leslie Mann

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Zoe Saldana, Fan Bingbing, Florence Welch, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Carey Mulligan and Michelle Yeoh

Credit: Style.com and close up pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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10 Responses to Armani Privé Fall 2012

  1. Alina July 5, 2012 at 16:09 #

    “my favourite look from this collection was a black beaded jumpsuit with touches of blue and pink.”

    +1

    I can see it on Cate Blanchett. <3

  2. Paulo July 5, 2012 at 16:36 #

    Glad that Nicole Kidman has been making your lists. She has a couple of movies coming out later this year and would love to see her wear these fantastic couture pieces!

    • Fashion Critic July 5, 2012 at 16:45 #

      That is why she is at the fore front of my mind. She NEEDS to shut it down this year. She’s way overdue a major Galliano-like moment.

      • Paulo July 5, 2012 at 18:08 #

        I could’ve sworn I saw a pic of L’Wren Scott at Dior, hopefully she’s shopping around for Nicole during Couture week…but yes, she’s way overdue!

  3. Lee Ann July 5, 2012 at 17:19 #

    this collection looks like a return to form.

  4. Yeliz July 5, 2012 at 17:54 #

    I can’t describe how much I love the fourth gown on the top picture, it looks so beautiful. I just love it!

  5. Hannah July 5, 2012 at 23:15 #

    I adored the show, the pale pink strapless beaded gown and the jumspuit – the black with bleu & pink details – was an easy second place. I am really hoping for many a Cate Blanchett outing of this collection during the hopefully extensive Hobit promo tour.

  6. Christine July 6, 2012 at 01:17 #

    Not liking it.

  7. Grace Patricia July 6, 2012 at 15:23 #

    I loved it!

  8. EmmaWoodhouse July 7, 2012 at 19:05 #

    Please please please Cate Blanchett in that black velvet gown with the silver horizontal stripes–she would ROCK IT:D

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