It's hard to imagine that Giorgio Armani is only entering his tenth year of haute couture but the signature elegance and simplicity that is so Armani remains constant. In his Spring 2015 couture collection, the Asian influence is significant and is perhaps a statement to the impact of the Asian economy on the global luxury market. Bamboo was the central theme for this collection; the motif appearing hand painted in watercolour techniques on silk jackets and tops. It was also the central influence on the color palette for most of the pieces - with a variety of sage hues from the leaves and tan from the stalk. Even the models looked understated - makeup kept neutral, hair swept back and sublime brass-toned accessories completed the look. As the show progressed, so did the color transition which went toward a more silvery tone and finally towards what seemed liked a separate collection of sapphire blue gowns still carrying the bamboo motif. I was loving the Swarovski crystal tube embellishment adorning the many tops of dresses and jackets. Such gorgeous yet understated detailing. Signature Armani.