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Emporio Armani Womenswear A/W12

Frivolity and charm in flat shoes

For those that haven't been, the fashion show experience in Milan is another level of slick production. Whilst Paris has the salon and dalliance with gilded five star hotels steeped in legacy, Italian brands such as Armani have their own catwalk theatres integrated into the company headquarters. Yes, theatres.

For Autumn/Winter 12 the modernist of Italian fashion sent a collection with jaunty berets and flat shoes down his illuminated runway, in midnight blues and blacks. Models smiled or walked as duos, adding a bygone sense of fete and occasion. Eighty exits celebrating of the charm of fashion, an overriding frivolity contrasted the deep hues. Emporio keeps it light.