ARMANI’S NATURAL FORCE
NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani has spring fever — for accessories. Milan’s master of minimalism has often shown his collections virtually unadorned. But now, as he puts it, “Accessories play a very important role for spring — over the last few seasons, they have become increasingly important.”
Armani has created a wide range of jewelry, handbags and other accoutrements designed, he says, “to underline as much as possible the spirit and style that characterizes the clothes.” Materials are natural — or look it — mother-of-pearl and mother-of-pearl finishes, semiprecious stones and cotton among them. The pivotal pieces are bangles and cuffs, which appeared in many variations in Armani’s spring show. Some are narrow, to be worn in multiples, while others have bold, chunky shapes in swirls of color or opalescent tones. Necklaces are made of aquamarines, amethysts or rock crystal. There are softly structured leather handbags and slipper-like shoes.
Here, a look at Armani accessories on and off the runway.