She walks in beauty. For fall/winter 2016-2017, the Luisa Beccaria woman is dressed in the enchanting dialogue of form and nature complimented with the themes of floral and geometrics. She is a self-confident and romantic woman, bringing together her love for wandering freedom and intimate atmospheres. The collection core focuses on the overlapping of weights and motifs, combined as if on a painter’s palette, giving substance and lightness at the same time. During the day the checked knitwear is worn with chiffon floral-printed dresses, cropped pants, and jackets paired with soft peasant-like blouses. Delicate details include velvet embroidery, and hand-woven moments like a broderie anglaise. Within the outerwear offering; a tweed maxi-coat with bird-shaped brooches and decorations, sits alongside an immaculate hooded cape. The silhouette is soft and graceful, inspired by nightgowns or shown in godet-shaped skirts, while also structured with corsets highlighting the waist. Among the fabrics; velvet, taffeta, brocade, tweed, lurex, tulle and organdy. Moving into the evening, the dream becomes precious and otherworldly. Diamond-shaped floral motifs embroidered on tulle, three-dimensional leaf decorations, and hints of light and ruches work together to inspire a sensual, spirited woman. The accessories continue to play with contrasts, rigidity and fluidity; thin belts, corsets, high heels with criss-crossed laces, and finished with satin chokers with a pendant pearl. The chromatic palette pays tribute to the immortal European art from the 18th and 19th centuries from Jean-Étienne Liotard to Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun to Francesco Hayez. The colour inspiration of the winter hues is deep and saturated turquoise and blue-green, green-teal and peacock blue, with hints of ivory, power pink and metallic flares.