There are not many designers that pull of feminine romaticism quite like Luisa Beccaria and the brand's spring/summer 11 collection was no different. White dresses appeared in a variety of styles such as an above the knee belted option with a ruffle v neck or an assymetric alternative with lace inserts on the waist and along the hemline.
Florals were bold in New York but Beccaria opted for a subtle appraoch adding discrete red floral prints on off-white dresses with ultra girlie volumous short sleeves. Colour also appeared but was muted compared to what we saw at Prada and Gucci. Blue dresses were strapless with white polka dots and one lilac assymetric maxi came with ruffles all over in the whimsical romantic way that the brand does so well.
Ruffles were a predominant feature in the collection, developing on the styles we saw for fall. Instead of the grey versions we saw last season, Beccaria opted for white and lilac options in both strapless and halter neck styles cinched in at the waist.
What do you get when you combine Brigitte Bardot, Swan Lake and a Southern-belle socialite? Naturally, it's Luisa Beccaria's Spring '10 collection. The designer's pretty day and occasion dresses (read: lots of lace, tulle and patterns so dainty they could go on teacups) had us wished we had either the prom or Sunday brunch every day.
Nothing hard-edged here: an easy pastel palette, and the most in-your-face detailing would be, well, ruffles. There was one dress in particular, though, that we can't get out of our heads. That'd be a cream, V-neckline gown with a cascade of a knee-revealing skirt that showed off the most adorable T-strap platform heels. We'd like to see Milla Jovovich wear that on the red carpet, stat.