Armani Privé Spring 2015 Collection

Posted on January 28, 2015

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  • onefifteen

    Bland.

  • Jangle57

    As someone who’s short-waisted, the belts I could do without, and am not sure who wants a dress that would make them like a blue Big Bird, but for the most part, I like this collection.

  • sk8tfan

    I can picture Keira Knightley in a lot of these.

    • CakesOnAPlane

      I pictured Michelle Dockery in almost all of these

  • random_poster

    That column-like dress with the layers…Zoe Saldana would rock it.

    • ThisDevilWearsMcQueen

      Are you talking about #7 down? I’m seeing Lucy Liu in that.

      • Yes indeed.

        • ThisDevilWearsMcQueen

          That’s my favorite. Bitter Kittens have good taste!

  • Jenmac

    Some of the pieces are gorgeous, some are bland… then there’s the rug, feather duster and steel wool scrub which just make me think that I should be cleaning house right now.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Swiffer Couture.

      • Jenmac

        For the woman who has it all… including a messy house.

    • Donna Tabor

      So weird. Sadly, those noodly things are madly labor intensive to make. Why do they exist?

    • Nathan

      Several recent collections have had things like that. Looks like cleaning couture will be in for the next few years.

    • StarburstLady

      I am dying to see Kim Kardashian wear that. Come on, Anna Wintour, make it happen!

  • I assume we’ll see that first one on Ms. Blanchett.

  • nanavitsavie

    giving me rich older socialites attending benefit galas

    • Mousentrude

      I’d wear a lot of these to work (well, maybe not the electric blue gowns), and I’m not rich or a socialite, nor even particularly old…

  • Brandy the Dog

    Well it certainly cohesive, perhaps too much so!

  • stellavision

    The weights of a lot of these fabrics do not say “spring” to me at all.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Pretty enough, but boring as hell.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Wow, if ever a collection would benefit from having primarily women of color as the models . . . I get the sense that some of these would look much more lovely if they didn’t blend in with the pale, pale girls wearing them.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Spring will be a little beige this year.

  • RussellH88

    It’s odd to see a collection that makes me think of a beach during the cold off-season.

  • Pammer

    those bows are just stupid.

    • Wink

      How do you keep those giant bows in place without having to tie them repeatedly?

      • Pammer

        and why would you put that on anyone and make them look like they have Alfred Hitchcock’s stomach?

  • Jennifer Bober

    This collection is all over the map. Having a smaller waist than hips, I love the belts, but there are some seriously weird things along with some perfectly lovely things.

  • Gatto Nero

    Not groundbreaking in any way, but overall pretty and wearable. Didn’t we see those same huge belt/ribbons/bows from someone last year?

  • Anna

    Mixed feelings. I love the colour palette and can see a lot of pieces working for La Blanchett, if they were styled differently.

    The bottom half of that last gown (the fabric of that skirt is TO. DIE.) deserves so much better than a pantyhose bodice with a nipple band that actually looks like what’s used for an elastic waistband. I fear that Julianne Moore has gone and fallen head over heels in love with all the feathered gowns.

    Are karate belts a thing now? They keep appearing on various runways.

  • conniemd

    If only there weren’t the sheers and illusion netting. I like the palettes and the prints.

  • JauntyJohn

    Wow. We go from some classic sophisticated lines to some size 0, For Models Only waistline frippery to one or two I Dream of Jeannie 2.0 to Dorothy and Blanche on the Lanai.
    Interesting palate and the “I skinned a muppet” jumpsuit? gown? I kind of love.

  • Amal Clooney, your collection has arrived.

  • annachronizm

    Love these! so whimsical yet wearable!

  • Nancer

    So much pretty!

  • MoreShoes

    They’re all in the colour “Don’t mind little me…I’m not here”.

  • decormaven

    The blue/black combos catch the eye, but that blue is a bit dated- looks very 90s.

  • Imasewsure

    This collection is so soothing… I think that’s a good thing… don’t love the bright blues except for the last dress

  • Lily

    Not adventurous or very forward-thinking, to be sure, but some beautiful fabrics and very “safe” choices for the carpet.

  • minnye

    hate this color story. bleccch. I like the bamboo motif, though.

  • PastryGoddess

    I really like this collection. It’s visually interesting without being cracktastic. Not sure about the blue though

  • boweryboy

    The weird giant sashes are weird. I’m loving the textures and bamboo prints but most of the colors are drab. This is the first Armani Prive collection I neither love nor hate. Usually I have strong opinion one way or the other.

    • ThisDevilWearsMcQueen

      I think I preferred it when he was doing futuristic stuff a few years ago. The metallic blue dress Anne Hathaway wore when she and James Franco presented is still one of my favorite dresses in recent memory.

      • boweryboy

        That futuristic collection is one of my favorite collections ever. It was amazing.

  • The first line of black are all really nice. Not groundbreaking, but pretty pretty.

  • virtually sheer free, yay!

  • ConnieBV

    This is like every suit my mom wore to baptisms and first communions in the 80s.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Some beautiful and interesting pieces. Bonus points for the lack of sheer and cutouts!

    • smayper

      YES. And I actually love a muted palate with beautiful fabrics and great prints, so I really enjoyed this one…except for the belts, which strike me as FMO. Also, these seem to derive in some way from hanbok traditional Korean dress, with the high waists and big bows or belts. Very hard for current Western women’s fashion to embrace, since they obscure the natural waist. No hourglass silhouette, for sure.

      • Margaret Nikoleit

        I also got the traditional Korean vibe.

  • kimmeister

    I like a lot of this. I’m a sucker for a bamboo motif and for cobalt blue, so that was a given. The main headscratchers were the pieces that looked like they were made of gigantic, dilapidated baskets.

    • Mousentrude

      Yes, I’m surprised by the negativity being displayed towards this collection. I love it: I think most of the colours are subtle rather than boring, the blue is gorgeous, and the shapes are flattering without being clingy. One of the few collections I’d love to own something from.

  • Tea

    It starts and ends with promise, but in the middle it’s basically wallpaper and decor trim from an “Asian fusion” restaurant.

  • Steve Ek

    Despite the odd flashes of sheers and tendrilly thingies, much of this is very “St. John” (especially the jackets). It looks like the collection was made for rich Texas housewives to wear to dinner or a fund raising gala.

  • MilaXX

    LOVE this! I would kill for that multi colored 3/4 coat/jacket and I really hope someone wears that tiered grey blue dress.

  • Ashleigh

    W O W . what a collection. The featured tiered number is stunning to me. The color combinations are great.

  • marlie

    Overall, I think there are some interesting design elements and some lovely pieces. However, the majority of these are FMO, or for PhD-level ladystars, so really, I can only see Cate Blanchett wearing any of this successfully. Maybe Diane Kruger, if she’s having an exceptionally good day.

  • ThisDevilWearsMcQueen

    This collection seems kind of dated. The only one I really like is #7. It would look great on Lucy Liu.

  • Taking macaroni art to a new level using bucatini.

  • FibonacciSequins

    There’s always a place for classic elegance.

    • CO Gal

      If I had a size 0 body and was made of money, I’d wear nothing but Armani all day.

  • Lurker

    The blue strapless is 2D4!

  • Beardslee

    Pretty, but I think a lot of these would be tricksy to wear. All that fabric can bulk up a mortal, especially around the waist and hips.

  • a_liking

    oh, such beautiful fabrics!

  • Deac82

    Some of the pants ensembles with the karate belt are a little too reminiscent of Haider Ackermann

    • Sly

      Armani had that claim first. He’s been designing collections inspired by Asia loooooong before Ackermann came on the scene.

      • Deac82

        Correct, but I am not speaking of the Asian influence in general. Armani has proven over his career at how adept at translating that influence he has been and that it is his signature. However, there is a specific look that Ackermann showed in the past few seasons (that Tilda wore) with a blazer, wide-legged pants, and the artfully folded karate belt. Its the combination of those specific elements in one ensemble to which I am referring.

        • Sly

          Oh I understand. Yes, his artfully tied karate belts which were done mostly for Spring/Summer 2011 were gorgeous. It’s kinda his signature. But I think it comes natural to Armani.

  • Can’t decide if I like the whole calligraphic motif of not…think it might be too literal and not exactly wearable. Brilliant shade of blue though.

  • Qitkat

    Absolutely stunning. Breathtakingly beautiful fabrics. In some cases the karate belt appears to render the waistline as too heavy.

    Am I completely off-base, or could not a few of these, with minimal changes, fit in with the current Twenties of Downton Abbey, for an elegant occasion?

  • Trickytrisha

    Apart from the floppy-flapppy belts and the wrap made of discarded Muppets I really love this collection. The leaf motif running throughout is scrumptious.

  • John Vernon

    Hate those Karate-belts.

  • quiltrx

    Other than that gorgeous blue (which seems to keep popping up) and the black/white or black/grey prints, I really don’t care for this color palette. Spring is going to be really depressed.
    The jackets do look beautifully made.

  • I’m a sucker for the bamboo motif and the blues, design-wise it’s nothing jaw dropping but there are some really nice pieces.

  • Jackie4g

    I like the fabrics and the colors and this collection is refreshingly wearable. I’ve sort of had with weird for weird’s sake.

  • Lindsey Romain

    Not a fan of all the crazy bows, but I think most of these are ethereal and beautiful.

  • Pretty, but tricky to wear. Blanchett and Swinton territory.

  • Esz

    I dont mind it. Feels fresh.
    Cohesion
    Raf Simons, please take a look and LEARN

  • joything

    90% of the collection made me whisper “j’adore … ” over and over. The other 10% .. like the blue feather-duster gown … ah well. I forgive, for the sake of “j’adore.”

  • understateddiva

    living woodblock prints! gorgeous and subtle. Not very Hollywood, but not everything has to be.

  • Angel O’Leary

    Finally some 21st century fashion rather than tired rehashes of last century’s looks. This looks so fresh and exactly what I didn’t know I was wanting to be wearing. I love it all.

  • Ali2044

    I feel actual, physical pain that I will never own or wear any of these clothes.

  • JP

    I like the jackets. And that 5th dress (in the large photos) from the end is sooo gorgeous!

  • GillianHolroyd

    I’d like to see Meryl Streep in some of those jacket-y ones.

  • DeTrop

    He remains one of my very favs. I remember when he first arrived with his deconstructed jackets. To me it was groundbreaking. He’s a wonderful designer imo.

  • EllenLouise

    These are really lovely. That gray pants suit – just perfect.

  • Half of me loves the pieces, and the other half thinks the collection looks like it was made from the furnishings of a swanky 1980s hotel in Miami.

  • Lauren Frankel

    I am not joking when I say I fell asleep at 8:30 last night looking at this. Amazing. The power of blandness!

  • reebeemoon

    Loving the bamboo-esque shapes and the steely blue-green color palette. The layered sheath (#7) is fabulous. I can do without the shiny blue worms, however.

  • BaddestMotherEver

    Some beautiful pieces, but overall I would dub this, “Great Aunt Betty’s Florida Room.”

  • jspark

    I love it! The textures and the bamboo prints. I especially love the thick knotted blue coat thing.

  • LibKat

    Why are so many women’s designers allergic to having more than one strong color in their collections? There are some beautiful pieces here, but the color story has me nodding off in my oatmeal.

  • somebody blonde

    I like the blue at the end. Everything else looks like dishwater.

  • roche

    I think most of this is ravishing, elegant. Love the muted colors palette. Tailored, soft, beautiful jackets, that’s one of his signatures. I also love the Japanese-style belts and all the touches of black. I can see a dozen award-show gowns here.

  • I’m seeing Tilda and Michelle Dockery. I’d love to see Lupita in the feathery off-the-shoulder dove-gray number. All that softness with her striking shoulders and gorgeous skin.

  • LaSylphide

    Two things I don’t like: lack of color, and the transparent gowns (so last year), but aside from those complaints, I really love this.

  • Liliter

    Beautiful collection. I quite love the belt too but I don’t think anyone can pull it off besides models

  • SunDevilWitch

    At the risk of taking a full flaming here, does Armani typically read so “Madame”?

  • buddy100

    I actually really like the bows…yes, they’re stiff and practically taffeta, but we haven’t seen them in a good long time. I like how this collection tried to make them more organic and less old school diva. But frankly, I would love some old school diva. Give Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell bows, betches!!!