There's much more than meets the eye in Giorgio Armani's Fall 2013 collection, which the designer calls "Garconne." If that word conjures visions of flappers in glittery gowns, think again. Armani's garconne is largely clad in clean-lined and slightly masculine clothing, much of it black, gray, or pale shades of blue and purple. The garments, like generously cut double-breasted blazers, wide trousers, and bottoms that fuse Bermuda shorts with skirts, are meant to telegraph "the kind of independent spirit that ignores conformism and all that is commonplace," according to the show notes.
But if anything is outré in this show, it's the hats. Woven velvet berets were designed to add an element of eccentricity, but a spherical fascinator at the end of the show made for the ultimate punctuation mark.