So you might be wondering: What’s with the turbans? Perhaps Mr. Armani also caught that Treks in a Wild World episode, Nomads of Niger, in which Holly crosses parts of the Sahara where the Tuareg Tribe resides, a people who wear something called a taguelmoust, a shawl or scarf (often indigo blue) that completely covers the face…
Anyone can tell you that when it comes to both art and design, the most effective way to hone in on your creativity is to limit your color palette, i.e. Picasso’s Guernica or Gerhard Richter’s 48 Portraits. Now, let’s take Giorgio Armani’s Spring 2011 show put forth in Milan: every outfit is exquisite. Not only can the onlooker clearly follow the designer’s vision, she or he can also clearly see the evolution of his ideas. Armani’s unique perspective on women’s sportswear and his incredible eye for textures negate our desires to view it in any other color or fabric than the ones chosen. This prolific collection covers everything: trousers, jackets, blouses, camisoles, leggings, dresses, and vests. He may not be taking color risks, but Armani certainly isn’t confining himself to merely dresses and jackets like so many other womenswear designers. And I can’t tell you how entirely refreshing it is to view a spring 2011 collection that isn’t beige!
Photos courtesy of Style.com.