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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.

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