June 12, 2012 New York
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.