Few designers are better positioned to take their audience on a virtual tour of Mediterranean hot spots than Luisa Beccaria, who has vacationed with her family in Capri, Sicily, and the Greek islands for decades.
For Spring, she and her daughter Lucilla Bonaccorsi dreamed up a travel wardrobe as dreamy as the locations the pieces are destined for. We aren't talking about trekking clothes—roughing it isn't the Beccaria way—but the collection did have a pleasing, newfound ease.
It came across in a reliance on cottons for white eyelet-embroidered party dresses and pastel frocks with elasticized waistbands that could do double duty as beach cover-ups. It was also there in the addition of fine-silk knit sweaters in a floral print: A tank version shown with a long narrow skirt looked particularly fresh.
That's not to say Beccaria abandoned special-occasion clothes altogether; she has her Hollywood clientele to think of, too. Among the red-carpet dresses, the two with long sleeves—one in white lace and the other in georgette plissé—best captured the easy, fresh feel of the newsy, more casual pieces.