Milan's fashion week wraps up with Armani
Italian designers seemed to have taken time out this season from their trademark black sexy look. Loose and light styles in bright colour promised a carefree, casual summer -- a break from the current economic gloom.
Yesterday marked the last day of Milan fashion week with collections for Spring -Summer 2011 on show. Both Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani featured. Cavalli persisted with a fiery approach , while Armani shrouded his summer wears in a monotone, deep blue.
After six colour-filled days, Armani showed off his watermelon red, Emporio collection - it was a real surprise to see a show where the brightest shade was midnight blue.
The designer drew inspiration for the collection from the dark face covers worn by the Tuareg, a band of desert nomads.
There were no veils on the runway, but throughout the show the models wore blue knotted turbans.
The basic Armani silhouette was fitted, with tunic tops over long skirts and trousers, a look featured in many of the shows the past week. At times the look is layered: a small vest over a jacket over a blouse, much like desert attire.
Armani's evening wear came in a series of strapless blue silk evening gowns decorated with big blue bows, and a myriad of sparkling sequins.