Fashion tries to give a signal, Armani parades in silence, for Ukraine - Lifestyle

Fashion tries to give a signal, Armani parades in silence, for Ukraine – Lifestyle

Parade in silence, under the eyes of life senator Liliana Segre, the collection for next winter by Giorgio Armani.

“My decision not to use music on the show was made out of respect for the people involved in the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine,” a voiceover before the show explains in English. An announcement greeted by a warm applause, before silence falls on the hall, broken only by the rustle of sequins and the echo of heels on the black patent catwalk. “A few hours before the show I thought about what I could do about what happens, it’s not sending money or clothes, but I could signal my heartbeat for these children” says Giorgio Armani, unable to hold back the emotion. “So I thought that the best thing was to give the signal that we don’t want to celebrate, because there is something around us that bothers us a lot. So I said: I don’t want music, and I have to hear behind the non-music and behind the girls were excited, more than for any music, they were really understood and the leaders made 100% of it. ” From the audience in the hall, the shared feeling of witnessing a historic moment in the history of fashion and the relief of seeing, practically on the last day of fashion shows, a strong stance on the ongoing war. A sensation underlined by the presence, at the show, of life senator Liliana Segre.

Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Week F/W 22

“I met him at the first of La Scala and he was very kind, I think she expressed – says Giorgio Armani – the desire to come and see the show, maybe he will have reservations about a certain type of fashion, mine too, but it’s a great honor “. “I would like to ask you many things but I think I will not ask you anything – confides the designer – when I see a program on the Holocaust I can’t resist, I have to see, to realize what these human beings must have suffered, closed there, waiting to go away for smoke: participating in their pain, even simply from the armchair of my home, it seems to me that it is worth it “.
On the catwalk, a distillation of Giorgio Armani’s sober elegance for him and for her, with lots of black velvet, small printed or embroidered jackets, flashes of light that light up the night and pour into the day and a lot of different trousers “perfect because they cover what they owe and give momentum when there is no skirt – says the designer – that is equivalent to the modernity of trousers “. And then black, but declined in a thousand ways, from velvet to ciré, from cady to plissé, with different results depending on the combinations: velvet breeches and embroidered jacket, sequined trousers and one-color blouse. All this is always proposed in a measured and gentle way, as in the dancing dresses with sparkling fringes worn with boots as high as stockings: “the era of virago is over – reflects Armani – welcome the strong and confident but elegant woman, with a interiority that must leak out “.

Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Week F/W 22

So she, so he, never over the top, with collarless jackets, high-collared shirts, velvet suits. “I went back to the origins, to my way of seeing man and woman who, in the end, can be interchangeable. There is no need to dare, you just need to look in the mirror – she emphasizes”. Recalling that “even in the days of Romeo and Juliet men wore tights”, Armani underlines that in fashion “nothing is invented, it is how you put them together, the things already seen, that count, making precise choices that eliminate superfluous things: it is the woman – her final lesson, almost as a seal of fashion week – that must be seen, with her own eyes and with those of others “.

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