"The collection is about tenderness, using soft fabrics with wallpaper prints and mattress stripes, all worked into fluid shapes," said Peter Speliopoulos during his small showroom presentation.

Speliopoulos' collection was one of his best ever for Cerruti. Filmy peasant tops, tiered miniskirts and camisole dresses with romantic overlays projected laid-back comfort. Smart linen blazers, casual suede jeans and a great disc-studded cotton jacket fringed with shoelaces all looked as though they had enjoyed a fabulous previous life. Carefully thought-out details, like rope cinches on flared-sleeve blouses and weighty ruffled collars on boho dresses, made some of the softer pieces extra-special.

To complete this easygoing wardrobe, Speliopoulos debuted a Cerruti accessories line, featuring flat, simple sandals, large totes and a great washed-lizard clutch.