A Closer Look At Armani Privé’s Spring 2016 Couture Shoes

Will we soon be seeing Hollywood starlets walk the red carpets in — gasp — flats? That was the message at Giorgio Armani’s spring ’16 couture collection for Armani Privé, which featured evening ballet flats paired with crystal-encrusted hosiery.

The designer has been dressing stars on the red carpet for years now, and this season saw Armani favoring a more casual form of dress. The latest collection, presented entirely in a mauve color scheme, saw dramatic gowns as well as glitzy daywear that could easily transition to evening.

Mid-calf leather boots were finished in the same thematic mauve and and had short, curved block heels. Evening ballet flats had a silk ribbon ankle-tie, and were dazzling when paired with transparent bejeweled socks.

Giorgio Armani Prive Couture Spring 2016 Show
Giorgio Armani Privé Couture spring ’16 collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni.

Matte leather loafers, or simple white flats with a PVC panel, were also paired with the glitzy socks here. Compared to the often-ornate shoes of couture season, the focus on hosiery was surprisingly fresh. What’s couture without a dash of impracticality?

To see more of Armani’s couture shoes, click below.

View Slideshow

For more of FN’s couture coverage, read on below:

Atelier Versace’s Spring 2016 Couture Shoe Collection

Chanel Couture Spring 2016 Women’s Shoe Collection

Kendall Jenner, Gigi & Bella Hadid Walk Chanel’s Couture Show

Christian Dior Spring 2016 Couture Shoe Collection

TOMS Sponsored By TOMS

Building Business to Improve Lives

TOMS discusses its approach to mental health awareness and female empowerment through impact initiatives in the footwear segment.
Learn More

Access exclusive content