Comfort is the idea for the Giorgio Armani Fall Winter Ready to Wear collection, “Our habits of dressing have been impacted by the requirement to stay at home. We may have started to value comfort and ease more and more in our outfits,” said Armani.

The men’s silhouette embodied an idea of the transitional wardrobe—not the seasonal kind but our impending shift from sofa to sidewalk. Unstructured jackets that could practically have been shirts or cardigans negotiated comfort and formality, backed up by sweaters patterned in a motif of square color blocks.

Both the women’s and the men’s shows were designed simultaneously but presented separately around a bright green gorilla statue originally given to Armani by his sister. Other than underscoring his love for animals—his private zoo in Broni houses everything from flamingos to alpacas and an inseparable horse-and-donkey duo—its purpose was simply to surprise. That sentiment was reflected in garments that detoured from expected Armani territory. Suddenly a wildly embellished poncho popped up in the women’s collection, giving you New Romantic vibes, and the menswear offered impulses such as a glam leopard jacket and louche kimonos for the lockdown playboy.