From our US bloggers at ShinyStyle...

Well, fashion week has moved to Milan and so does our attention. Unfortunately, we've seen nothing to really perk our interest yet!

The Emporio Armani girl is very covered up for spring 2009 with lots of long sleeves and pants. Oddly, this is combined with a lot of resorty pieces and swimwear. In this respect and more, the collection seems a little lost. The pants continued the trend of volume at the hips and - gasp - pleats! There were also cropped and harem-style offerings. All this despite the worldwide shortage of women who can pull-off these styles. One pair featured a slouchy, wide-leg silhouette and we just wish more had followed this pattern. Many of the pants were paired with rather matronly, oddly-cut jackets. As for red carpet gowns we love Emporio Armani for, there was only one standout - a beautiful butterfly number.

Click the image below to view the gallery, if we haven't already scared you off.

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