It’s always great to see occasion-wear designers and grand couturiers venturing into daywear in their ready-to-wear shows, but it’s easy to spot those having a difficult time with it. This season. it was Luisa Beccaria. Having recently brought back her haute couture line for Spring 2019, we expected her Fall 2019 collection to be better than ever. Unfortunately, we were utterly disappointed. This isn’t to say the line was ugly—far from it! In fact, it was one of the prettier shows this season. But it was also extremely underwhelming. Her approach to daywear was so confused and misguided, we almost didn’t recognize her touch at all. It was only when the evening-wear section started coming out did we finally remember what brand this show was from. Though she finally dipped her toes into daywear, she didn’t do that well a job. It’s obvious she’s more into the flou side of haute couture than the tailoring. The quality in her suiting was questionable, with many items that looked ill-fitting and completely unproportionate. The styling of the show was also unpleasant—those nods to youthful streetwear were just unfortunate. When she did 40s-esque day frocks, they looked too light for a fall/winter collection. And that shiny ocean-blue velvet? Best to forget about it. Looks like we’ll just have to wait for her next couture line to see her best works again!
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