Armani Prive's Fall Collection Is a Shock to the Senses

Electric pink walls, iridescent dresses and larger-than-life feathered coats made for a true feast for the eyes.
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Electric pink walls, iridescent dresses and larger-than-life feathered coats made for a true feast for the eyes.
Armani Privé fall 2015. Photo: Imaxtree

Armani Privé fall 2015. Photo: Imaxtree

Giorgio Armani, now 80 years old, has been one of the most talked-about names in fashion this year, thanks to the fact that his eponymous business — well-loved by celebrities and consumers alike — just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Never one to rest on his laurels, the designer presented a memorable range for the Armani Privé (his answer to couture) fall 2015 show, which, thanks to the shocking color palette, will likely be burned into our retinas for quite some time.

Models were styled with short, jet black hair and electric pink lipstick, bringing audiences back to the disco days of yore. The clothing, with distinct' '70s and '80s silhouettes, echoed that sentiment: strong-shouldered jackets, velvet separates, iridescent gowns and pieces dripping with fringe and feathers all gave off party vibes, from the Studio 54 era and beyond. Rich hues like teal, magenta, purple and royal blue made up the bulk of the collection, with few looks lacking in rich adornment, whether it be beading, glitter, ruffles or embroidery. The accessories — chunky earrings and long necklaces made from shiny, geometric beads — commanded as much attention as the clothing itself.

While the well-tailored suiting and gowns that Armani's renowned for were present, the loud colors breathed new life into them. Despite the retro inspiration, we hope to see them on ladies of a younger generation when awards season rolls round.