With more than 80 different ensembles and groups of two, four and even six models walking the runway simultaneously, there was a lot to take in at Emporio Armani.
Taking loose inspiration from the 20s, there was a hint of masculine dandy in the multi-coloured brogues, tight-fitting pantaloons and polka-dot jackets. The colour palette was rich if restrained, in shades of grey, black, red and purple, livened up with oversized art deco accessories, sequined berets and poppy-print embellishments. Layering was a strong feature of the collection; ruffled shirts were tucked into peplum hems that spread over pantaloons and coloured tights, all neatened by the addition of tailored jackets that gave a sense of decorum to the otherwise outlandish ensembles.
The Great Gatsby influence was evident in the drop-waist cocktail dresses, modernised with shiny metallic fabrics and teamed with multi-coloured capes and fringed fur jackets. Overall, it was a varied and unusual collection which injected a playful sensibility to proceedings that have been a little austere so far.