Flat shoes on the runway at the Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Week A/W 2012 show
I feel like the word "haughty" must have figured into the instructions for the models at the Giorgio Armani A/W 2012 fashion show at Milan Fashion Week. Coco Rocha and friends sauntered down the runway in loosely interpreted menswear looks and flat brogues with animal-print details, casting disdainful glances into the crowd.
Slowly, color was introduced to the tweedy look in the form of tops and bags in bright pinks and oranges. I think spring colors for fall are becoming a bona-fide trend. Chic and elegant workwear dominated the first part fo the collection and the Carrie Bradshaw flower seems to be back in a stronger less feminine incarnation.
There were a lot of modern and wearable dresses and separates on the catwalk, along with more of the shorts we saw Emporio Armani and some really fabulous, textured coats. Just plain wool outerwear is not going to cut it next winter, ladies. While not exactly color blocking, Armani also continued to play with this concept, as many designers have this season, pairing softer brights with black over and over. (Makes this black-lover happy! The POC - Pop Of Color - isn't going anywhere!)
This was a really elegant show, I loved the flouncy skirts towards the end and the wearability of everything. Beaded cocktail frocks, tops and jackets really gave a more modern option to your typical fancy fare for a strong woman. This is one of my favorites of Milan.