Giorgio Armani paid tribute to nature in the spring collection for his main line, using earthy tones, floral prints and intricate embroideries in the Milan Fashion Week presentation. Why Giorgio Armani loves architect Tadao Ando’s style It is a metaphor of femininity but also the representation of a gradual lightening and a link with nature’s elements, filtered down through creativity and imagination Giorgio Armani The 85-year-old designer, affectionately called “King Giorgio” in his native Italy, kicked off the “Earth” spring/summer 2020 show, on September 21, with his trademark trouser suits, presenting short jackets with round collars and shoulders. One-minute bio: Giorgio Armani In an intimate courtyard setting, models then strutted in slim or loose trousers, sometimes silky with zips, flowing or slit skirts and loose organza parkas that had bows at the front. The initial earthy tones in brown, dark blue and grey lightened to paler blues seen on suits, waistcoats and sleeveless tops, and the collection ended in light pink and grey shimmering evening wear. “According to legend, all that remained of the nymph Echo was her voice: she was immaterial,” Armani said in show notes. “It is a metaphor of femininity but also the representation of a gradual lightening and a link with nature’s elements, filtered down through creativity and imagination.” How far has Daniel Lee bent the rules for Bottega Veneta? Armani, one of the most recognisable names in fashion, put floral prints on some of his designs – sometimes almost faded, creating a mirage-like effect. The designer, known for his clean and elegant cuts, decorated sheer organza tops with embroidered flowers or floral collars. Long evening coats in soft pastels featured sparkling embroidery and were worn with trousers. London Fashion Week: Brexit fears fail to deter Chinese designers Burberry’s ‘Evolution’ continues with Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Long ribbons dangled off one evening poncho. Pastel-coloured ethereal evening gowns were topped with huge colourful boas. Footwear consisted of Oxford style flats and transparent shoes and models carried small round bags. Necklaces were usually long and layered. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter.