Emporio Armani sent a fleet of innocent smiling girls down the runway en route to a tropical paradise.

This nautically themed collection began with wavy frills and ruffles peeping out from snappy sailor jackets. Simple petticoats were embellished with vivacious kerchief hems; skirts, dresses and trousers were all trimmed with generous cascades of fringe. (The skimpy black dress Alek Wek wore was the best of the lot.) Sporty, colorful island dresses packed plenty of Hawaiian punch, as did the petal-ruffle minis.

The holiday mood blossomed into striped and floral shirts, embroidered and layered over tops and dresses. Jet beads and pearl embroideries finished off dramatic tulle evening gowns that were accessorized with half-circle earrings and black-flower leis, and fringed with the ubiquitous belt skirts.