Armani travelled under the sea for spring, using the shimmering beauty of mother of pearl as his starting point.
ELLE favourite Coco Rocha opened the show - her only catwalk appearance this season, such is the power of Giorgio - wearing a pair of subtly sheened cigarette pants in blue grey, and indeed almost every look came with a similar pair. The shapes were fluid, simple, loose fitting jackets and pencil skirts, satin dresses with structured bodices and silk shell sleeved tops.
The colours were decidedly aquatic, watery shades of blue and green, with shimmering golds and silvers, pearly whites and iridescent purple.
For the finale three ethereal-looking, entwined models almost floated down the runway in gowns covered with shimmering silver crystals, the picture of elegance and grace.