Armani gave Spring separates new fluidity. Easy shapes, muted pearlescent tones, and crafty cuts on suiting inspired a sense of movement that's youthful and entirely modern, essentially perfect for the (very polished) girl on the go. It was a turn to the more natural in neutral tones, and again, those fluid shapes; even when Armani did make references to more traditional suiting (the checkered patterns that opened the show), there wasn't that classic structure. There was an architectural twist and draping in everything, giving the collection a constant sense of movement. The absence of longer dresses also spoke to that contemporary vibe — no woman on the move wants to be weighted down with a floor-length hemline. These pieces — all pants, shorts, relaxed suiting, and minidressed — were indicative of a more casual lineup, and the more casual woman who will wear them. She's not sporty and she's not undone, but she doesn't do frills, either. Armani's girl is a cool customer who takes on both suiting and dressier fare with ease.
Emporio Armani Spring 2013
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