• Blair Sylvester

    not feeling most of it, just mostly a snore

    • Rebecca Clifford

      My thoughts exactly. There may be an individual piece in there that I might like, but it all recalls that baggy CP Shades mid-80s look (along with the asymmetrical hair.)

  • Diego!

    It is very floaty an ethereal, very wearable for secretaries and administrative employees (?) It doesn’t wow but it’s cohesive.

    • imspinningaround

      I like this collection because I think a lot of these silhouettes and colors will trickle down to Forever 21 and Nordstrom’s house lines.

    • alyce1213

      “… very wearable for secretaries and administrative employees”
      whose job it is to attend charity luncheons.

  • manina

    I would buy ninety-five percent of the collection. Love it.

  • bizarro

    Too much 80′s. Don’t like.

  • Latin Buddy

    UGH. Have these design houses given power to former Project Runway designers?! This scream Suede’s final collection

  • Coleen

    It’s Working Girl in Dreamland!

  • hughman

    I ran… ran so far away…

  • nannypoo

    Oh, to be young, tall, skinny, flat chested and rich. If it weren’t for those few issues I would buy most of these.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Huh. I’m getting a little 80s, a little oatmeal boring, and a little inexpensive. When pressed to define Armani, in three words or less, “dated, dull and discount.” should not be those words.

  • H2olovngrl

    Like an icy blast of chic and tasteful after all that dirty-nasty Versace.

  • deelup

    Sexy secretary walk of shame circa 1983.

  • Deedles

    Man, what are Jennifer Aniston and Jodie Foster going to wear now? None of this is in their wheelhouses.

    • filmcricket

      That blue could have been created for Foster, though.

  • mmebam

    Those giant hats are great!

  • Belvane

    A lot of these look just like the dirndl skirt I made in Home Ec class in 1967. One seam, some elastic, and poof! (Literally.) You’re Armani!

  • Susannah

    I couldn’t pay attention to the clothes. Too distracted by those hideous sandal-boot things. If Armani does it, is there no hope for the rest of us???

    • decormaven

      Yes, those are some seriously ugly shoes. Distracted me from the styles.

  • MoHub

    Is it my imagination, or are some of the models actually smiling?

    • bethlael

      Yes, quite a few! That’s really my main take-away from this collection. (I also have “She sells sea shells by the sea shore” stuck in my head for some reason).

  • bertkeeter

    Ugh! The hair n makeup tip the balance on these somewhat over done and matronly looks… Cant believe the two chiffon dresses w/ the knotted sarong skirt…..hideous!

  • BayTampaBay

    I usually love Armani but ……… not this collection. So sad!

  • crash1212

    Those shoes should be burned. With fire. Love the collection though.

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    I don’t even know what the clothes look like. Too busy being emotionally scarred by the shoes.

  • rkdgal

    The ’80s called and they DON’T want those hideous shoes. Everything else they’d like returned, thx.

  • Donna Tabor

    Sheer, sheer, sheer.

    Of course.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    I’m hating on the sheer trend as a practical matter for two reasons: 1)I am not an A cup; 2) I have nipples of doom. And why are all the runway shoes fug? Ankle-ace bandage t strap does not say “spring”. And I live in a place where being sheer is not ridiculous for three quarters of the year, weatherwise.

    Meh to this collection: the pastels are boring.

  • MilaXX

    It’s okay, but a bit disappointing for Armani.

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.com/ Catherine

    I love it all. Even the sparkly after-shower dresses in the fourth-from-the-bottom photos.

  • MzzPants

    LURV. THIS.

  • kimmeister

    My favorite pieces are the cropped cobalt blue jackets, and some of the necklaces (not the ridiculously huge ones though). The shoes are uniformly ugly except for the ones in the last 3 pictures.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    A Spring collection that has clothes that you might actually wear in the Spring. A little too floaty for my taste but some of it it lovely.

  • frannyprof

    Most of it just reads old lady to me.

  • Jacquelyn

    What’s with all the sheer?

    I didn’t really see anything that made me gasp out loud.

  • Darcy H

    Ok I just have to say that the way the model’s hand looks in her pocket in the 11th one down is FREAKING ME THE EFF OUT.

  • AmeliaEve

    Was it a mirage? There’s one jacket in there wtih a zig-zaggy print and a ruffled asymmetrical closing that jumped right out at me, but it seems to be an orphan in this collection.

  • formerlyAnon

    I like a lot of this, but it’s overall not as strikingly chic as I associate with Armani.
    ETA: There are an unusual number of pieces here where I want the fabric rather than the garment.

  • Sarah

    All that chunky neckwear/scarfery plus the color scheme is serving me Working Girl. Throw some white sneakers and scrunch socks on those bitches.

  • Pudgy Possum

    Most of these pieces can be worn . . . differently. Not like this, though. Never like this.

  • rainwood1

    As usual, I’d kill for some of those classic jackets. I’m not sure I’d wrestle for most of the rest of it.

  • sleepycat

    snore

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    I love the colors, but too many of the prints look like people’s DIY house-painting clothes.

  • Trickytrisha

    I usually comment here before I check out the other opinions. With this collection, I’m truly perplexed. Why so many of the same design presented next to each other with so little variation in color or fabric that they look nearly identical? Is it to pad the show, which might seem a bit meager otherwise? Or is this common?

  • Jess White

    Sookie Stackhouse: Third Trimester in Fairyland.

  • quiltrx

    I don’t care for the shapes, but I love the color palette.

  • RoseJB

    What’s with the twinsies looks? Some of them appear to be the exact same outfit, with a slightly different accessory.

  • ThesisMonkey

    are they skorts? say they’re not skorts.

  • lalahartma

    Ugh! Sorry this is just bad.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    the three models with the stealth glider hats are very fellini-esque.

  • AceOn6

    This has the mid 80s period covered pretty well and I think it’s a better interpretation than Mouret’s. I think I owned about 10 of these pieces at one time or another.

    I guess they figure that no one over 50 wears clothes anymore, otherwise, they wouldn’t be so literal when they “reinterpret.”