Armani Privé Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on July 09, 2014

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    • RussellH88

      I love black and red, so I’m living for this (even when the dresses get a little loofahish.

      For some reason, I saw Emma Stone in a lot of the first few pieces.

      • smayper

        I agree completely! I’m a redhead and I love red and black, even though I was told not to wear red when I was younger.

      • demidaemon

        There is one dress in there that was clearly made from red loofahs and it is a fail.

        • MoHub

          Not loofahs, which are sponges made from dried squash. They’re nylon netting, which is Heloise’s favorite all-purpose household material.

          • demidaemon

            HAHA! Well, I’ve always called them loofahs, which is how I am explaining my reference. Either way, not a good dress.

    • Sarah Winningham

      Whatever to the clothes but I really appreciate how each model is wearing a perfect lip color for her skin.

      • marlie

        So if the makeup people can figure it out for a gaggle of models backstage at a fashion show, the MUAs should be able to figure it out for their celebrity clients, too.

    • smh4748

      I’ve never had a paraffin treatment on my hands, but I think that several of these models are mid-treatment. And I like the models who are clearly entering their heads in an elementary school science fair as “model of the solar system.” Very unique!

      On a more serious note, several of those coats are very gorgeous. I’m a little more lukewarm on most of the other pieces.

    • Alison

      RED LOOFAHS HAVE INVADED THE RUNWAY

      • Kristi Mitchell

        I was going to say the same thing! I suppose if designers can take their inspiration from a bunch of cereal box and other food labels from the kitchen, then items found in a bathroom could only be next right?

      • Sophia Finfer

        haha I was going to say the same thing too! loofahs disguised as dresses.

    • lamamu

      It’s a beautiful aesthetic on display, but why can’t it include even a single model of color?

      • Denise Alden

        Really makes me angry, too.

      • rhône

        came here to say exactly this. is it just me or has the diversity problem in runway shows actually gotten worse in recent years?

        • FibonacciSequins

          Seems like it and it’s a real shame.

        • d4divine

          It’s actually gotten better…Bethann Harrdison’s campaign to put more diversity on the runways has had an impact, but there is still more that must be done. Armani is one of the designers who refuses to budge on this issue. White and as flat chested as possible is his preference.

          • rhône

            i feel like this is the case for a lot of the older class of european designers (miuccia prada still hasn’t budged on the issue, stuff only changed with prada when younger designers took more control of the brand). if this keeps up i don’t see milan being a relevant fashion capital 50 years from now.

            • d4divine

              Agreed.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Mr. Armani, we need to have a talk-you are ignoring beautiful women of color and diverse backgrounds, and we expect more from you

            • d4divine

              Why? He’s always been this way and people of color buy his clothes despite it all. At 80+ years old, what is his incentive to change?

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I don’t know;I was simply expressing my opinion.

      • Thomas

        They should especially have more Asian models since Asia is the big new market for haute couture.

        • lamamu

          That’s an interesting point.

        • MoHub

          The entire continent? Including Iraq and Iran?

          • Thomas

            I meant more East Asia like China and South Korea, but India and parts of the middle East like the oil rich nations on the Arabia peninsula are some of the largest buyers of luxury goods.

            • MoHub

              I knew what you meant but thought it bore clarification. There are actually “intelligent” people in this country who don’t know that Africa isn’t a single country with a single culture. And lots of folks aren’t aware that the Middle East is in Asia.

            • Thomas

              People in this country tend to be ignorant, especially of other cultures, unfortunately.

            • d4divine

              Referring to women of color means ALL non-white women. Saying one should be represented more than others, because of money, puts us right back where we started.

      • FridaStaire

        Yes, it’s very disturbing!

      • karonf

        I noticed that on Elie Saab as well. I found one Asian model in that group when I checked closely but that was it.

      • d4divine

        Armani rarely if ever has models of color in his shows….or women with breasts largest than an A cup…

    • Anique Ashraf

      ALL the coatporn.

    • Gatto Nero

      The swing coats and jackets are great, as are the very structured orange top and long skirt, third look from bottom, with the tulle waterfall of big dots. Though I don’t love all of this, I’m enjoying the play of textures, even the really over-the-top ones.

      • sugarkane105

        I’m curious – does that look orange to everyone? The only colors coming across on my monitor are red and black. Made the whole collection remind me of Mad Men.

        • random_poster

          It looks red to me as well, but definitely an orange-based red.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Same here.

        • Gatto Nero

          These “reds” all look blood orange to me (lots of yellow) — or maybe my settings are off.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          It is coming across as orange/orangered on my monitor.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      CAPES! It’s like an army of Alexis’ who live in a secret base in Moldova, ready to deploy at the command of an exquisitely gloved finger. (Which, if I wrote the Dynasty reboot, this would definitely happen.)

    • another_laura

      I was scrolling down, admiring, but I found the shift into Spanishy kitschy ruffly veily stuff a little disconcerting from Armani. Those are highly technical terms, you guys, highly technical….

    • Imasewsure

      Fancy meh but the coats in the middle of the collection are pretty fab

    • hughman

      “Ok, I want all you models to look just MISERABLE. You just hate everything. Hate hate hate. Oh, except for you Blond Model. You just look slinky and fuck all the cameras with your eyes.”

      Also, I could see a lot of these capey and fluffy things on Phyllis Diller.

      • FibonacciSequins

        God, Phyllis Diller. You’re totally right. We must be around the same age.

        • hughman

          I am sixteen but I’ve suffered.

          • decormaven

            Ha ha!

          • FibonacciSequins

            Sixteen?!?! Your reference game is FABULOUS. Bowing down to you!

    • http://www.robertjamesfischer.tumblr.com Theda

      Pretty prints. I’m not crazy about all the ruffles and the napkin-folded coats. I have to say, I love the sleek setting, it doesn’t steal any attention from the clothes.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      Ja, dahling! It’s all very Kusama Yayoi and Sin City 2 premiere. As much as I love the pom-pom/netting headpieces from an artistic standpoint, I feel terrible for the models trying to walk with obstructed vision added to the normal heel height and slick runway challenges. They are people, not drawings!

    • sienna elm

      I’ll take one of the fourth down please!

    • sugarkane105

      White, graphic coats in pics 9 and 12? Gimme gimme gimme!

    • sienna elm

      oh and to the bitter kitten who longs for a return of the muff…that last large picture shows a dress where the entire bodice is s muff! ! :)

    • Anna

      I’ll take one of each of the graphic swing coats.

    • kimmeister

      A lot to like. However, the shiny floor is creating the visual illusion that they’re all wearing shoes with gigantic skin-colored platforms.

    • MilaXX

      Another nice collection with a little something for everyone.

    • mjude

      punk glam realness for me. love

    • Kristen

      So, the collection is basically the opposite of fat guy in a little coat?

    • Denise Rambo

      That’s a lot of tulle!

      • Kent Roby

        And that stuff snags and rips if the wearer comes within 5 feet of any other person or object.

        • Denise Rambo

          And it’s usually pretty scratchy.

          • Belvane

            My thought exactly. It’s so pretty, but I was getting itchy just looking at it. Probably worse on a hot day.

      • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

        Someone must have hit the semi-annual sale!

      • demidaemon

        Kenley must be having an apoplectic fit!

    • Mothra

      Well. The first several looks I thought–oh, add an empty handbag and some red lipstick and Taylor Swift is gonna be all up in that shit, and then things got really nuts at the end of the looks. Me likey!

    • Lori

      Way too many formal shorts, and the shower scrubby dress is nuts, but other than that I like a lot of this.

    • Sarah

      I might have drooled ever so slightly at that red & black blotchy coat. Hmm.

      • smayper

        LOVED that one.

    • MissusBee

      Cruella de Vil’s socialite daughters (Bitchina, Meannie and Badnessa): your outfits have arrived*, wedding gowns included. You’re welcome!

      *which is why these are SO fun to look at.

      • Wendi126

        When I saw the first long black gown w the little red dotted veil and the one right below it I immediately thought bride and bridesmaid. That would be a fun wedding no doubt

    • random_poster

      I’m not a big fan of tulle or loofahs, but a lot of this is quite beautiful.

    • Danielle

      I could picture a few of these on Queen Lupita. Gorgeous.

    • Alyssa

      I really hope to see the red dress third up from the bottom on the red carpet. Also, I love the color scheme.

    • Firecat

      Some very standard pieces, under a lot of froofery.

    • In_Stitches

      Sexy, glamorous, dramatic looks that are still somehow fun. I’m applauding from my desk.

    • Josephine Koster

      Cate Blanchett will be right over to pick out her favorites…

    • Heather

      I love this. A lot. That 50s inspired thing at the beginning all the way down through the Edward Scissorhands-y netting dresses. I am on board.

    • boweryboy

      I love the exploding pompom veils! It’s my favorite Prive collection but it’s a lot of fun, and it’s leaps and bounds beyond some of the other collections I’ve seen.

    • TinyDynamo

      Those structured coats are KILLER. I will sell my children to get them. LOVE!

      The shower pouf stuff? Mmmmm, not so much.

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      I love 30.jpg, the black dress with all the netting and the confetti spots–wearing it would feel like walking around in the center of your own galaxy!

    • Fitzperry

      Those headdresses evoke Beetlejuice.

    • frannyprof

      For the love of god(dess), please please please don’t let front-pleated shorts become a “thing” again. But, also, POLKA DOTS!!!

    • quiltrx

      Interesting. I really like the structured/tailored jackets. And I COVET the short black cape in the 3rd small pic (it’s like the first one, just black).

    • FibonacciSequins

      Outstanding coats and shoes. Like Elie Saab, beautiful clothes, nothing unexpected. The netting and giant paillettes got a little distracting.

    • Thomas

      Love it. It’s glamorous without being too expected like Elie Saab.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like it very much, which is not a surprise, since I am incredibly partial to the color scheme, and I recognize some silhouettes from my youth.

    • Laura Elizabeth

      LOVE all of this.

    • marlie

      I love this. Some really beautiful pieces, and some really crazy pieces, but the crazy ones are still beautiful (most of them, anyway), so I’d love to see them in editorials.

    • vickilu

      Very Yayoi Kusama! Love it.

    • SewingSiren

      I love veils.

    • PastryGoddess

      The outerwear is fab, He lost me with the loofah/puffball looks

    • Bad Idea Jeans

      The reflection from the shiny runway in the second photo made it look to me like the model was wearing ACTUAL CLOVEN HOOF SHOES. It completely distracted me from the collection, which, upon further review, I quite like!

      • SBMTQ

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought they saw that.

        • Bad Idea Jeans

          So am I!!

    • save_the_hobbit

      I liked it until I got to the red buffpuff.

    • smayper

      These are so perfect to be worn on stage, in some fabulous production — Shakespeare or opera. Lady Macbeth in the huge red muff and dress.

    • Dreamwr8tr

      I love black and red and the styling isn’t ridiculous but:
      1)No WOC?
      2)I can just see so much of this collection, especially the coats and top layering pieces, overwhelming petite women, and making non model size women look like they’re wearing muumuus. I’m sick of this trend.

    • Anapestic

      I think this looks great. I also think the inspiration for many of the pieces came from that time the designer was caught in a meteor field.

    • demidaemon

      I really like most of this. It has a retro-cool-chic vibe that I’m into.

      The loofah dress and it’s relatives towards the end are misses though.

    • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

      Love it, especially all the dots and tulle.

    • what not

      With a few exceptions, I LOVE these coats and jackets, and a few other pieces as well. But yeah, models of color can look chic and classic too, y’know.

    • throwslikeagirl

      THIS— THIS is couture.

    • Aurumgirl

      I want every one of those coats.

      • conniemd

        Me too. I liked the coats and jackets very, very much. The rest was kind of odd.

    • Mr. J.

      Gosh, beautiful clothes that a woman could actually wear. This is an EXTREMELY advanced concept nowadays.

    • holla

      Love!!! except for the red one with too much tulle.

    • SophieCollier

      #4 is amazering! I can see ladystars fighting over that one.

    • uprightcitizen

      Started out pretty normal, flattering and chic (although I was somehow picturing Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter in each of the first pieces), but then it got pretty wacky. The giant ball of red tulle looks like a homemade attempt to dress like one of the Fruit of the Loom guys for Halloween.

    • Sophie

      I want coats 9 and 10, they are fantastic.

    • lilibetp

      I don’t really get the tulle coats, but otherwise there’s a lot of pretty here.

    • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter

      No… Armani was my hero in the 80’s…but this just comes off heavy handed and …well…. heavy handed.

      • Tami from Seattle

        I agree. I was expecting to love, but only liked in a lukewarm kind of way.

    • David Kresner

      I actually feel like the makeup in general looks very mediocre, barely registers. Meh hair fits the theme. So surprising for the clothing.

    • d4divine

      Who is this woman? Especially the one walking around in her very own snowstorm .

    • RawrArgh

      This looks sort of what Dior has been trying to do recently…

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      Okay, there is a woman dressed as a giant shower scrubby, but otherwise, there’s a lot to love. The prints are to die.

      • conniemd

        More than one it looked to me. I commented yesterday that one of Chanel’s (?) dresses looked like someone took a bunch of shower sponges/scrubbies, pulled them all part and then resewed them together. I guess netting is the new sheer?

    • TamraLS

      I can’t even explain why; but I LOVE those shoes in #21. Maybe it’s the Wicked Witch of the East vibe. ;-)

    • Jennifer Schiller

      It started out nice, got a little weird, and by the end my conclusion was, was this show modeled on a fireworks display? Because I kind of love that aspect of the show design. Clothing-wise it reads a little super expensive couture Tommy Hilfiger to me. So meh, but scrolling down made for some visual fun.

    • ankali

      Oh, I LOVE the veils so much! The model in the black dress w/ white-flocked veil looks like she’s walking around in her own personal snowfall. I love the red ones, too, but “walking around in her own personal blood-rainstorm” doesn’t sound nearly as romantic.

    • Kikishua

      I cannot imagine a practical real world application for them, but I LOVE the veils with differently sized circles.

    • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

      Sharp as shit. LOVE. Atelier Versace let me down this season, but Armani Prive is reliable as ever.

    • ubreyn12

      Beautiful in the beginning and then they went crazy with the dots and foam balls at the end.