With high-impact sportswear crossed over with formalwear, Emporio Armani’s spring/ summer 2020 offering is powerful and punchy. For the cooler, younger clientele, it starts with technical blousons, harnesses, parkas and tracksuits, and billowing white parachute silks on outfits for a sense of masculine drama. Shirts have drawstrings running at the hem, and silhouettes are dynamic, but let’s not forget the more formal jacquard evening jackets often worn with light, wide palazzo pants. This season is both dreamy and influenced by utility. Spirited, emotional and free, the collection is an energetic reminder of Armani at his finest — full of vibrancy yet hinged on precision. The palette is one of our favourite of recent years, featuring plenty of black and some dense warm hues, as well as the iridescent pastel hues of peach, lime and lemons, which are treated to refract, mirror and shimmer with each movement.