Backstage before the show Giorgio Armani gave a thoughtful speech regarding the Armani woman and the Armani Spring 2016 collection saying,“I am not thinking of a bourgeois woman but of a modern woman who looks at what is around her, and if she is intelligent she will make it part of her DNA.”
The result was a collection Armani called “Fil Rouge”, a jaunty nautical theme where the designer incorporated seafaring references in ropes, flag motifs and countless varieties of stripes in a palette of red, white and blue. Armani dressed up his sportswear orientation with organza, using it for wide pants worn with playful striped tops, one under an airy, oversize white shirt.
This season Armani retreated from traditional suiting and instead focused on deconstructed suits in a wide range of fabrics including transparency that effected a gauzy feel. He kept dresses and skirts short, flirty and often politely revealing on top via halter and bustier bodices. The visuals continued in prints and bold appliqués. It was all upbeat and young and served to prove that his sartorial DNA is as fresh now as ever.