Italian brand Luisa Beccaria always brings whimsy to fashion. Their latest runway show found harmony in a variety of inspirations. From the style of Marianne Faithfull to the dreamy world of Lewis Carroll to painter Giovanni Boldini’s aesthetic, the Beccaria fall/winter ’18 collection brings characters to life through poetic prints and silk twill ensembles.
Beccaria called back to an older age in a collection that showed three-piece dandy suits, wide-brimmed hats, and matching stockings for sheer lace and tweed outfits. Each outfit maintained a feminine elegance. Stand-out pieces included a macrame lace printed with geometric butterflies hand-sewn onto crepe, and a midi dress with an abstract floral illustration. Beccaria also showed evening wear, like a velvet shirt dress with lurex brushstrokes and a tulle dress embroidered with flowers.
Beccaria’s designs created a world of beauty and perfection, seeming to reference 50s silhouettes paired with flapper waistlines. Her designs are fit for royalty or a movie set. The show stopping gown–a floral cape dress–was fit for Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco and queen of the silver screen.
Beccaria will be exhibiting their collections next spring alongside the Giovanni Boldini exposition at Milan Gallery of Modern Art.