If it symbolizes the entry of Giorgio Armani into the increasingly dense calendar of Cruise collections, this Tokyo parade also marks the reopening of the Armani Tower, headquarters of the Italian house in the district of Ginza. 56 meters high, 11 spaces, a restaurant, a lounge bar ... The building, inaugurated in 2007, now has two levels dedicated to the Armani / Casa interior design line.
Giorgio Armani's first cruise collection to be released, "Insula" lined 120 female and male silhouettes in a monument of Japanese museography, inaugurated in 1872. Through games of colors and textures, the couturier chose to recall the topography of the islands, the Japan in the first place, but it is beyond figuralism, in the impeccable - and minimal - series of evening dresses, that the designer signs his best tribute to the country.
The front row
While, tens of thousands of kilometers away, Leonardo Dicaprio climbed the steps of the Palace of Festivals in tuxedo Giorgio Armani, Uma Thurman sits front row with Japanese architect Tadao Andō and actor Hidetoshi Nishijima . The red carpet remains one of the couturier's election fields, although this tribute to the cruise genre opens it to other horizons.