Japan provided the inspiration for Emporio Armani, without indulging in exoticism or folklore. This collection from King Giorgio’s second line was a dialogue between East and West, in which the minimal elegance of Japanese iconography blended seamlessly with Italian tailoring to produce suits with kimono jackets, trousers inspired by martial arts with a sort of rear skirt that buttoned off, blazers with delicate peach blossom prints, calligraphy motifs or graffiti. Shirts and blouses had stand-up collars or bias fasteners, while there were also floral or lacquer red bombers, perforated leather and embroidered biker jackets, different styles of trousers ranging from bermuda shorts to wide calf-length pants with elastic waist and classic darted pieces. Accessories such as wrestler-style headbands, rigid necklaces with metal clasps and brooches with themed motifs completed the mood.