Statement silhouettes, sharp shoulders, abstract head pieces and a splash of bright lime green featured in the Armani Privé spring/summer 2012 show.

On the second day of the haute couture week at the Grand Palais in Paris, designer Georgio Armani offered up a selection of futuristic-like designs, with metallic silvers and crushed embellishments also dominating the collection.

Theatrical pieces, including a bold green cape and coiled head pieces, were among the dramatic looks that appeared on the runway, while structured jackets and silky pencil skirts were some of the more wearable items on offer.

The Italian fashion house borrowed heavily from wildlife for most of the garments in its collection, which emulated snake skin, fish gills, green seaweed and insect-like textures.

Slinky silhouettes of models appeared on the runway in outfits that were high on shine and sparkle, as if they were creatures that had just emerged from the sea.

Fashion designer Georgio Armani was reported to have taken inspiration for the collection from metamorphosis - the biological process as well as the novel by the Franz Kafka, in which a man is transformed into an enormous insect.

Slim trousers, ruched pencil skirts paired with sheer tights and matching clutch handbags made for a modern take on a traditionally corporate look.

The dominant colour of the range was undoubtedly green, which was used in hues of bright lime, chartreuse and forest green.