One might travel the world's streets, or the imagination, whithin a room, as long as the mind is open and the spirit free. Travel is a vital aspect of the Emporio Armani identity, where even the name infers eclecticism and the ability to combine opposites with ease.
The collection is renewed affirmation of this inherent nature, established with lightness and linearity. The soft precision of jackets, pea coats, and duster jackets conceived for city life meets the liquid languor, rhythmic patterns, and elongated volumes of a hypothetical and unspecified destination somewhere to the east. The collection feels put together in the same way that a trip ends. Pulling objects picked up and fallen in love with along the way from the suitcase to mix with existing treasures. This is how blazers end up over sarongs, while shirts lengthen into outerwear; everything fluctuates, moving lightly aroung the body, outlining a soft, vertical silhouette that is emphasised, at all times, by flat shoes.
There is movement in the colour palette too, with urban neutrals and black and white shifting into pastel tones of mauve and green and then igniting with sparkling nocturnal shimmers over long dresses and weightless jumpsuits. A recurring detail, the black of small accessories, recalls the faint underlining of a story written freehand.