Confessing that the former Chanel/Karl Lagerfeld Muse/Model Ines de la Fressange was something of the inspiration behind his typically lovely Resort 2016 collection, Giorgio Armani did seem to inject some little bit of "Le Femme Francaise" into the clothes this season. It was subtle, but then again... when ISN'T Armani Subtle!?! Ignoring that little sobriquet, Armani was in usual form, Colourful, yet Minimal. Exotic, yet Subdued. Since what was presented was so brief, it's hard to be too effusive, for there wasn't much for variety's sake, but what was there was to the Top-Notch Armani standard.
A rather Fabulous Cerulean Blue Trench was that in name only, transmuted into something far more unique and interesting, A Stellar Tomato Red pantsuit was brimming with Armani's impeccable Suit making DNA, while a Glacier Blue Blouson and cropped pants combo was channeling Armani's always usual fascination with Eastern Zen dressing in a Western Lounge wear way! If de la Fressange showed up in the collection anywhere it was more in Spirit than Style, although the Red, White and Black jacket of woven ribbons with White slacks, Tee and Ecru gilet did look like something Ines would gravitate to in a millisecond! C'est Fantastique!