Giorgio Armani's return a shot in arm for London Fashion Week

LONDON (AFP) - Italian label Emporio Armani's show at London Fashion Week on Sunday helped burnish the city's reputation as a fashion capital.

Industry icon Giorgio Armani had not displayed in London for 11 years, an eternity in the world of fashion, ending his hiatus to celebrate the label's renovated flagship London store.

The spring-summer 2018 show at Tobacco Dock, a former tobacco warehouse, was marked by light and playful creations, including a lightweight windbreaker with printed crab design, small, round-collared dresses, pastel-coloured ensembles and flowing pants.

The label described the "frEAdom" collection as embodying "freedom as lightness of being and eclecticism of appearance".

Armani, 83, said he had chosen London for its "dynamism, energy and cosmopolitanism".