Giulietta has been, since its beginnings, long on backstory. Sofia Sizzi, film buff that she is, creates elaborate mood boards and makes free with references (like Fall's nod to The Leopard). For Resort, she cut through closer to the bone. "It's an introspective journey for our woman," she said. "She's been traveling around, going to islands in the past, but now she's looking into herself." The result is a collection, she added, that amounted to "a gathering of what Giulietta has been."

What Giulietta has been, first and foremost, is a meditation on sixties style. That it remains. The silhouettes still nip in at the waist and extend down to the knee and below. But where earlier collections tended to be austere, Sizzi used Resort to flirt. She introduced more color than she's used to date, like marigold and coral, and the Trevano motif that has always been part of her collection, inspired by her native Florence, was morphed here into a geometric flower print, picked up by floral belt buckles, enamel buttons, and even petals fluttering in Lucite-heeled wedges.

Shorter lengths and panels of sheer, which reached their pinnacle in a crystal flower-covered minidress, were positively girlish though never less than proper. Giulietta's getting younger as she gets older. If the message felt less dramatic than her first shots out of the gate, you've got to imagine it'll speak all the louder to the label's growing fan base.