Mood board: The inspiration behind A/W 2018 was an ‘ode to co-existence’, a subtle socio-political message that amalgamated a host of different cultural influences. Among women’s slouchy grey tailoring and men’s velvet suits, which were also a focal point on the men’s runway in January, there were painterly pastel knits and band collar jackets, shimmering silk dresses and gowns trimmed with marabou – a colourful and eclectic vision for today.

Finishing touches: Accessories are always an Armani strong point, and Mr Armani’s A/W 2018 offering looked across different cultures and centuries. There were oversized courtly hats in pastel fur, layer upon layer of chunky jewellery and silk boxing boots which laced up the leg. 

Best in show: The designer spoke of a desire for ‘sophisticated simplicity’, seen in the insouciant grey tailoring with opened the show. Among the fuschia, florals and colbalt blue, an elegant tuxedo suit also offered a new proposition for party-wear.