To show respect for the people caught in the Ukrainian conflict, Giorgio Armani switched off the music to hold his Milan fashion show in silence on Sunday.
Models walked the ramp in an eerie quiet, interrupted by applause from the audience, wearing short jackets in pastel hues and shiny, sequined black and silver dresses.
Both male and female models sported black velvet coats, jackets and trousers for the 2022/23 fall/winter collection, sometimes with dabs of blue, or a red trim.
“My decision not to use any music was taken as a sign of respect towards the people involved in the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine,” read a post across a black banner on the fashion designer’s social media account.
“The best thing to do is send a message that we don’t want to celebrate because something very disturbing is happening around us,” the 87-year-old designer, visibly moved, later said on the sidelines of the show.- reuters