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Luisa and Lucilla Beccaria received guests in their showroom, where fall was presented on models walking through screens veiled in yards of tulle. Adding to the whimsical atmosphere, two musicians played romantic rhapsodies on flute while accompanying the arias of an opera singer.

Despite the romantic set up, Luisa and daughter Lucilla’s repertoire of frothy numbers was gently toughened up with a more consistent daywear proposal. Seasons are unpredictable, and the variety of customers’ preferences and latitudes dictated a widening of the offer; for the Beccarias, versatility has become the name of the game. Without steering from their formula, they played with styling, layering airy chiffon dresses printed with delicate florals over matching leggings and stretchy turtlenecks, or under cropped quilted puffers in silky nylon.

The young generation of Beccarias was surely instrumental in giving the collection a fresher, cooler spin. Printed hooded bombers, quilted sleeveless piuminos, balaclavas, oversized tailored jackets, and maxi coats in fuzzy mohair were offered to warm up the pleated and ruffled shirt dresses worn underneath, which also came in shorter versions, together with miniskirts and flared trousers paired with tunics cinched at the waist. Colors with a deeper vibe, like moss green or crimson, were added to the delicate gradient palette of pale blues the designers favor. Inspired this season by the cold beauty of winter skies, they gave the collection lightness and transparency. Holding onto a sense of romance while keeping an eye on today’s need for practicality is certainly a smart way to go for the Beccarias.