This line begins to strike the balance I personally am looking for in a new collection. It’s distinctly Armani but still distinct and creative enough to be recognizable as this collection down the line. There is something very “the future as imagined by the early 1960s” and also very “Dynasty at the Cantina” about this, and yet it feels very original and true to itself.
It’s good though, no? It’s somehow both aristocratic and bonkers.
The tailoring is directional and finely-tuned. Nothing feels too little or too much.
My current favorite model, maybe of all time, is Raquel Zimmerman. I get excited about any ad or editorial she’s in. I don’t know what it is. Or maybe it’s so many things.
Seriously, roll through these photos and tell me you’re not impressed. Beautiful face and a body that can tell a story. This a great model makes.
While I’m not the biggest fan of the 80s revival in fashion, Raquel to me evokes the ideal woman of that era. A femme fatale with legs for days, cheekbones to cut glass, and a strength undiluted by the traditional coquetry of femininity. Here Woman roars, adapts, and kicks ass.
Seriously though, she’s got the ability to float between hard and soft, and I find it utterly charming.