Giorgio Armani Served Up a Watercolor Fantasy for Spring

Giorgio Armani Served Up a Watercolor Fantasy for Spring

Story by Mario Abad / Photography by Sonny Vandevelde

Throughout his decades operating his eponymous brand, Giorgio Armani has remained steadfast in resisting the trendy shifts in fashion. A consistent line runs through every Armani collection: soft tailoring, fabrics with sheen and luster, and shades of "griege" and periwinkle blues. This show was no exception, but rather than fall into predictable territory, he incorporated new techniques of embellishment, colorways, and dress construction that made it one of the more dazzling shows in Milan. Here's everything else you need to know about the collection.

Posh Bags

Armani's show emphasized an array of sleek, satin handbags from evening clutches to mid-sized tote bags.

Brown Is Back

Brown isn't the most popular color when it comes to ready-to-wear, but Armani gives it the sophisticated glamour treatment in double-breasted jackets and full skirts.

Flowy Pants

Loose, fluid pants in "greige" hues came in cropped, sheer versions and big palazzo styles.

Watercolor Dreams

Armani incorporated dreamy watercolor palettes in his finale gowns and dresses, with iridescent pastel fabrics giving them an ethereal mood.

Layered Necklaces

Necklaces were big, chunky, and heavily layered, from butterfly and dragon fly styles to giant beaded layers.

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde