An accessories preview at the label's offices on via Bergognone the night before whet the appetite for this season's Emporio Armani womenswear.
Shown at his own theatre, as a lot of the Milanese brands do, Armani presented a collection called 'Neat'. The notes talked of pure style and a "clean" attitude, as a series of neutral tones with touches of gold, bronze and a take on Prince of Wales check were sent down the catwalk, the girls occasionally marching two by two to vintage Italian pop with a disco beat.
Those mentioned shoes, bags and other accessories - including a pointed, silver metallic sandal of the high heeled kind - stood out as highlights. Amongst many other things, Mr Armani can add inventor of the reverse re-see to his curriculum vitae.
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