Giorgio Armani has a rather repetitive habit of relying on his own past and essentially one might say... regurgitating tropes and ideas with a startling frequency. One could say at times, especially when it comes to Emporio Armani, that if you've seen one collection... you've pretty much seen them all. That was Spring 2014 in a nutshell.
There was no freshness, no advancing of the codes of the house, this collection could have worked simply for the fact that yes, it's very pretty and very wearable. however, it was nothing at all new. In fact, it felt as atavistic as it possibly could. The overwhelming sense of Deja Vu lent an air of indifference to the clothes that was hard to escape and in the end, there is really nothing new that could be added to the commentary of the looks that would advance the conversation. Kind of like the looks themselves.