MFW: EMPORIO ARMANI SS18

Emporio Armani collection for Spring Summer 2018 took it to a new level of Oriental opulence layering. Shanghai classicism. Chinoiserie jacquard silks were used on everything from blazers and cropped jackets to parkas, while in the evening section a pack of models emerged — mobster style — in black and gold Chinese-style jackets with stylized motifs. My eyes lit with so much fire for floral kimono print bombers, dragon print black kimono shirts and red and black carp motif knits paired with culottes. More subtle was the white silk bird print that fluttered across certain jackets, and the lovely jacquard pieces from the show’s blue section with tonal motifs.

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