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.