Yesterday in Paris, Giorgio Armani unveiled his Armani Privé Haute Couture Spring/Summer 15 collection, a show which saw the Italian designer's renowned creative skills in refined masculine tailoring and glamorous eveningwear.

The tranquil show opened with a series of silk buttonless jackets in hues of beige, cream and grey, all coming in different lengths and sizes epitomising that feminine Armani comfort. The heavy Japanese influence then started pouring through via gazar culottes, loose blousons with kimono sleeves – some with origami folds – and wide belts, which gave off a Zen-like mood against the more graphic pieces.

As faux bamboo stalks pierced through the runway, the plant was also seen in a myriad of different ways, from prints, and embroideries to rich appliqués depicting the stems and leaves.

After a variety of beautiful casual looks, Armani moved into cocktail and eveningwear, taking simple shapes and elaborating them with heavy decoration. Dainty tank tops sparkled with embroideries as long pleated skirts carried a metallic sheen. The bamboo prints also reappeared, covering some of his dramatic multi-layered gowns.