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What you can have when gather italian fashion brands, as Armani, and one textile brand that has unique and especial type of fabrics, as Rubelli? There are a few italian fashion designers, that can have a special bond with textile brands, and Giorgio Armani is one of them!
Ten years from its launch, the Armani/Casa division of the Giorgio Armani Group has established itself as a global leader in the luxury interiors market. Synonymous with an elegant and contemporary lifestyle, Armani/Casa is the expression of Giorgio Armani’s own vision of the home as an intimate but sophisticated setting with an atmosphere of comfort and harmony. This new textile collection name is, “Collection VII”, will make you desire know more from all high italian fashion brands!
The collection is composed of refined cannetés and decorative details that draw inspiration for antique armour, reinterpreted using geometric shapes to create a contemporary take on the motifs. Following thorough archival research, the geometric patterns and textures have been deconstructed, both, magnified and minimised to create new and interesting patterns.
Research into antique armoury revealed many fascinating details, such as Japanese Katana sword’s hand guards, ‘Tsubas’, offering a unique source of inspiration for the patterns in the collection.
The geometric micro and macro pattern draw inspiration from Japanese Katana sword’s hand guard, Tsuba. The detailed design changes on the weft between a precious silk satin and high-shine effect.
A deconstructed geometric pattern has been placed over an irregular silk canneté to create two very different effects: sleek satin and three-dimensional canneté. Together, these form an unexpected contrast between the design and the background.
Tis fabric designs is inspired by the Japanese Katana sword’s hand guard, Tsuba. This decorative element is represented in a large-scale design with a micro geometric pattern on the background.
The intertwined effects, cannetés and textures of the armour have been transformed into beautiful types of fabrics with intricate binding structures and precious materials including silk, metallic yarns and metal laminates.
A new colour palette is introduced to the collection for the first time featuring strong jewel tones such as ruby red and jade green. The origins of the names, i.e. gemstones, refer to the high-shine effect of these colours on woven silk. Nickel has also been introduced as a darker tone to create depth – an intense yet sophisticated choice.
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