Giorgio Armani’s AW15 Collection Brings Milan Fashion Week To A Close

See all the pictures from Giorgio Armani's AW15 fashion show...

It’s the final morning of Milan Fashion Week (and a Monday at that) but Giorgio Armani’s already got us fast-forwarding to the first cocktail hour of AW15.

In a typically restrained colour palette of mixed greys and icy blues, the designer showcased his knowledge of fabric and cut, delivering no fewer than 85 sharp and sexy looks to amp up our new season evening wear wardrobe.

Just days after Madonna’s excruciating stage fall in an Armani ensemble at the Brits, there were no capes, as such, to be found, but Mr Armani has plenty of alternative outerwear options for us to consider – a nipped mini jacket, curly fluff bomber, or round-shouldered car coat, perhaps?

As he closes the Italian leg of the biannual catwalk circus in style, here’s our three favourite things about the Giorgio Armani AW15 show…

The Textures
OK, there were no capes, but Giorgio hasn’t been completely put off blanket dressing by the minor Madonna mishap. Super-fringed shawls were teamed with a lot of styles, either wrapped all over or slinking off the elbows. Elsewhere, the designer worked as many textures as possible into a single look – there were black velvet smoking suits, teddy curl parkas, draped patent dress coats – all of the winter fabrics we love mixed up in entirely new effects.

The Tailoring
Armani is synonymous with tailoring so it comes as no real surprise that jackets were one of the key focuses at this morning’s show. Collars were crucial as Armani put a Peter Pan on practically every look – sometimes sharp, sometimes rounded and in both clicking and contrasting colours.

The Wow Dresses
The sugary cocktail gown hit came right at the end of the show. After a black and blue (not white and gold) lead, Armani delivered six knock-out finale dresses – three pinch-pleat strapless numbers with jewel-blitzed bust detail and three delicate sheer slip styles, trimmed with bold, black satin outlines. At the next major awards ceremony, expect one of these confections to be the thing stealing the show.

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