Packed with lightweight outerwear and soft suits in a soothing color palette, this collection was one of Giorgio Armani’s strongest for the label in a long time. He kicked off the show with a sleek lineup of car coats, raincoats, and sweater jackets in neutrals such as stone and taupe. The pieces were chic in cotton, nylon or suede.
Armani kept up the momentum with a show of tailored clothing that spotlighted his signature slouchy silhouette. Double and single-breasted jackets came in navy or stone, and were often paired with Bermuda shorts — or racier numbers that hit midway down the thigh. “Those are the ones I used to wear when I was 17, and I was already quite cute,” Armani said after the show. “You need to have the right figure for short shorts, and the main barrier is a man’s age. Bermudas are more forgiving.” He closed the show with a group of tanned and sinewy models posing in two-tone EA7 Emporio Armani swimwear, inspired by the official kit the designer created for Italy’s 2012 Olympic athletes.