June 29, 2022

Giorgio Armani on Sunday during the showcase of the brand’s 2022/23 fall/winter collection switched off the music to hold his Milan fashion show in silence out of respect for the people caught in the Ukrainian conflict.

The models were walking down the catwalk in an eerie quiet, wearing short jackets in pastel hues and shiny, sequined black and silver dresses, while interrupted by applause from the audience.

The fashion designer’s Twitter account read a post across a black banner mentioning that the decision not to use any music was taken as a sign of respect towards the people involved in the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine.

The 87-year-old designer, visibly moved, later on the sidelines of the show mentioned that the best thing to do is send a message that they don’t want to celebrate because something very disturbing is happening around us.

The male and female models were seen sporting black velvet coats, jackets and trousers for the 2022/23 fall/winter collection, sometimes with dashes of blue, or a red trim. There were also long white overalls, flowery prints, electric blue silk evening gowns and sleeveless blouses, and embroidered tops.

The designs from Armani’s main line traditionally bring down the curtain on Milan’s fashion week, which this season hosted mainly in-person catwalk shows rather than digital presentations, including by the likes of Prada, Gucci and Dolce&Gabbana.