There were no surprises at Emporio Armaniinstead,
plenty of the reliable, well-made and affordable
basics we have come to expect.
Everyday pantsuits were loosely cut and sometimes trimmed with white piping; easy chinos were upgraded with a short mottled fur, and optic, geometric sweaters looked casual over shiny white pants. Not everything, however, was sensible day wear: Traditional blazers were spiced up when paired with teensy bikini tops, leather dresses were decorated with diagonal ruffles and paillette tops dazzled over striped trousers. Armani also offered a side-snap black coat with an off-kilter pocket, beaded jackets with floral motifs, shimmering evening slips and an array of black-velvet minidresses.