"The Emporio Armani woman for the year 2000 is imaginative, eclectic, optimistic and self-assured," declared Giorgio Armani. His ideal woman, evidently, is also dressed in technologically advanced fabrics brushed with lacquered strokes; she is mad for pastels, from pink to aquamarine and sage; and she layers her clothing in a thoroughly modern way. Jackets were light and deconstructed, with simple details in contrasting color lace and snaps. Slim and refined pants were worn under semi-transparent skirts and sarongs; tanks were sexy and provocative, some with open backs, others elegant and long-sleeved. Armani's Emporio collection underscored once again the designer's uncanny ability for restrained innovation.