It was a family affair at Luisa Beccaria. Her youngest daughter, Luna, scooted down the runway in a golden brocade shift. And her oldest girl, Lucilla, came out with her for her bow. In fact, it is with Lucilla's input that Beccaria has started moving the always-feminine, occasionally frothy collection in a younger direction, refining her understanding of what the party set she caters to really wants to wear now.
This season, the Beccaria look spanned black silk velvets punctuated with ivory frills; forties frocks with puffed shoulders, bow fronts, and flippy hems in an arabesque-print silk or silvered lace; sixties bracelet-sleeved A-line coats; and, of course, a fair amount of fuchsia pink. In fuchsia, a short strapless satin dress worked better than a ruched cocktail number in silk velvet. A rosebud-print trench and matching pants added up to a misstep, too, but you could imagine Beccaria pulling off the same silhouette in a solid. One of the best looks of the show was a tailored, ankle-grazing evening trench. Among the more ethereal chiffon evening confections, it stood out for its sophistication.