Armani dazzles with ruffles, shimmer and shine in Paris couture show

Italian designer Giorgio Armani displayed a haute couture collection at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday that interspersed glittering Hollywood-style silhouettes and ruffles with smart pantsuits featuring a touch of sparkle.

In front of a limited number of guests, models walked through the rooms of the Italian embassy in Paris showing off an Autumn/Winter line of sky blue and silver outfits with a metallic sheen, topped off with black velvet jackets.

Layered dresses in pastel fabrics were followed by a mauve feather jacket and evening gowns embellished with strass.

Armani, 86, also showcased a spiderweb cape made of pearls over a pink crop top, cool-toned pantsuits, and a sheer green and pink sequinned set.

As with other high-end brands during pandemic-era Paris Fashion Week, Armani mixed a physical show and a streaming broadcast.

Haute couture week is running until July 8.

See some of the stunning runway looks in the album below:

Aje’s Spring 21 collection reinvents signature silhouettes with dazzling embellishments

Inspired by the idea of rebirth, Aje’s ‘Reimagination’ collection plays with embellishment in reinvented silhouettes.

Nature has always played the role of the muse for Aje Co-founders, Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris and it’s even more evident in their latest Spring 21 collection.

Inspired by nature’s moments of rebirth “where bodies of water form and reform in a show of ever-changing beauty”, Aje’s ‘Reimagination’ explores new ideas “sprung anew”.

Feminine silhouettes have been reconstructed with “unexpected” embellishments, like mismatched buttons, patchwork denim and vibrant yellows, pinks, blues and greens.

In the spirit of reinvention, the designers have adopted new techniques such as dip-dyed tulle, dramatic pleating and raw-edged detailing.

The Spring 21 collection features ready-to-wear pieces, including Aje’s signature cut-out dresses, tailored suiting and ‘free cycled’ denim.

“Find each piece carefully crafted as a gift to the wearer, with elements of old and new, unique and special, designed to be treasured for a lifetime.”

Aje ‘Reimagination’ collection launches Wednesday, 30 June in stores and online at