Another unknown to me before this season, which is sad because she’s been around since 1979.
Showing in Milan, Luisa Beccaria is an Italian designer who has been on the scene for 30 years. In 2001, she turned down the “top design post at Chloé.” Beccaria’s creations are generally girly, feminine, and romantic, and this season was no exception.
The collection drew on retro looks from the mid-20th century (like this look, and this one) but still felt relevant (perhaps, for me at least, it’s the Michelle Obama effect, the new Jackie O, the re-emergence of her classic style).
The two dresses I especially love are the ones above. I wish I had somewhere to wear a dress like the blue one (and the money and the guts). I love the shape of the skirt and the ruffles at the shoulders, the belted waist and the plunging neckline. It feels sexy without being trashy and formal without being stuffy.
The ruffles on the white dress would never work for me, but I still think it’s beautiful. It’s casual but classy and most importantly, simple. Luuust.