Lightness is the new essential quality of modernity, a lightness that derives from a continuous process of subtraction from the weight of fabrics and from traditional construction techniques.
The line is fluid, deconstructed and streamlined. Jackets are the stars of the collection, either with one button or one-and-a-half breasted, always with a narrower shoulder and a distinctive fit.
Trousers, styled with double darts, finish at the ankle.
The extra-lightweight consistency of the fabrics is emphasised by the interplay of layers that allows for unexpected combinations -- for instance, a trench with a jacket, both in the same material, which could be a typical armani crêpe or silk in a neutral colour given a faded effect.
The same finishes and distinctive treatments recur in every type of garment and material -- even in the knitwear, the leather items and the accessories.
The signature quality of extreme lightness is also evident in the layered shirts, which are sometimes cut in a t-shirt shape and teamed with short blousons in matching fabric.
Presented in icy, neutral shades, or impeccable blue, this is a collection that uses a palette of neutral colours, only interrupted by small digital prints that are broken up and set on a diagonal. A hint of black is reserved for the evening, limited to trousers and jackets, which emphasise the pale hues of the shirts.
After checking Armani prices I concluded that he must have a stable but limited male clientele. Its the type of stuff that has its limits especially for who will look great in it. I always come up with architects, agents, professors, stars but who and when?? doctors and ivey league students but sometimes at certain schools only. Then the cities to where the styles must be limited a little with a lot of good play range coming from Europe vs. New York even.
loving the D2squared styling at 5.00 (blue bomber jacket with ankle high trousers). You can really see the fluidity of the fabric. Can't wait to see and feel the drape in store. Kicking music too - cheers
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.