Giorgio Armani Presents Ready-To-Wear FW22 Collection

Giorgio Armani Presents Ready-To-Wear FW22 Collection

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Giorgio Armani Presents Ready-To-Wear FW22 Collection

The Italian fashion house redefines art deco style in their new collection. 

The Italian fashion house redefines art deco style in their new collection. 

Text: Madison San Miguel

Giorgio Armani’s talent and unmistakable style can never be overlooked. Proving his genius, Armani’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection unveils a new, exciting era for the house inside a small, intimate theater that encapsulates the vibe of each look: the inside of a jewelry box. FW22 also emulates a sense of softness, fluidity and an art deco feel–a style Armani has long admired for its geometry and sleekness. 

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Looking at the womenswear, every element of the collection used silvery details, abstract prints and linearity that are common characteristics to art deco. With every step, long skirts and dresses danced on the sides of the models, followed by elongated silhouettes that delicately constructed the body. Embellishments and soft bright colors added to the movement of each piece, drawing the eye to the subject. This gave each piece a certain type of rhythm and personal terrority for the wearer to customize and dominate from day to the evening–all of which were paired with velvet bags, pointed heels and knee-high boots. Although art deco uses heavy influences of triangular shapes and patterns, the collection is both modern and modest. 

For Armani’s men’s collection, the soft formality continues. The fabrics used in each design consisted of velvets and cashmere, and were met with a dark color palette of blues, grays, blacks and some elements of green. The tailoring of trousers and blazers were all about comfort and a minimalist flare, gently hugging the shoulders and fitting loose around the hips–setting a new tone to the “Armani man” look. Despite their slightly oversized fit, the menswear was nothing short of elegant, and was authentic to the house’s previous collections. The accessories complimented this modest touch with lug-shoes, silk ties and architectural bags.

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To pay his respects to the current crisis in Ukraine, Armani opted for a silent show to present FW22, with only the claps from the audience filling the quiet room. The designer told Vogue, “I could only signal my heartbeat for the tragedy through the silence. I didn't want show music. The best thing is to give a signal that we’re not happy, to recognize [that] something disturbing is happening.”

Earlier this year, Armani decided to cancel his Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani men’s shows in light of the rising COVID-19 cases. Armani was also one of the first designers to cancel their shows back in 2020, putting responsibility and safety over anything else. 

View the rest of Giorgio Armani’s FW22 womens- and menswear collections below. 

Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
Credits: Cover image courtesy of Giorgio Armani

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