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Armani Privé Goes Glam

Published 22/01/2014 | 12:32

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21:  Giorgio Armani and models walk the runway during Giorgio Armani Prive  show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Giorgio Armani and models walk the runway during Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21:  Giorgio Armani and models walk the runway during Giorgio Armani Prive  show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
Giorgio Armani and models walk the runway during Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21:  (L-R) Elizabeth Debicki, Paloma Faith, Sophie Marceau, Christophe Lambert, Roberta Armani, Zhang Ziyi, Kristin Scott Thomas and Chiara Mastroianni sit on the front row of the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
(L-R) Elizabeth Debicki, Paloma Faith, Sophie Marceau, Christophe Lambert, Roberta Armani, Zhang Ziyi, Kristin Scott Thomas and Chiara Mastroianni sit on the front row of the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)

Giorgio Armani Privé showcased its glamorous evening wear as part of Couture Fashion Week yesterday.

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The Italian fashion designer put on a memorable event in Paris to showcase his Spring Haute Couture range.

Naming the collection Nomade, pieces included a blue and silver long-sleeved metallic dress with a matching headpiece, a sparkling dark rose-coloured pair of trousers with a large embellishment on the matching jacket and a daring see-through blouse with a netted scarf and navy trousers.

Speaking about his affiliation with the French capital, Giorgio shared how it affects his designs.

"Paris is the undisputed capital of couture - fashion in its highest and most distinctive expression. I have always presented Armani Privé here. With its understated elegance, the city never ceases to inspire me," he told fashion.telegraph.co.uk.

Speaking during a preview show he described the collection as a "mélange of things - not typically Indian or African or European. She [the woman] moves with an Armani spirit in her head."

"This is a woman who moves around the world and picks ideas from the beautiful things she sees, what moves her emotionally: the colour of a skirt, jewellery that can be ethnic or not," he added to WWD.

Alexandre Vauthier also unveiled its couture collection on Tuesday.

The designs had an arty feel, with leather used to give an edgy appearance against more textured, feminine pieces.

The models showed a lot of flesh on the runway, with pieces including a shirt-mini dress slashed down the front and decorated with embellishments.

Bouchra Jarrar, one of the smallest and youngest labels to appear at Couture Fashion Week, also made an impression with its collection.

The female designer created simple and striking pieces for her new range, such as a blue silk halter-neck dress.

There were also more casual outfits, like a pair of black trousers worn with a grey tweed jacket. Overall the collection oozed sophistication and looked perfect to wear for formal events.

Bouchra explained how she mixed dark navy with red and purple threads.

"[I wanted to reflect] the colours of the morning and the colour of night," she smiled.

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