Luisa Beccaria showed a bohemian-inspired line on the last day of Milan Fashion Week yesterday.

The Milan-born designer is famed for her ultra-feminine designs in soft textures, and didn’t disappoint with her whimsical Spring/Summer 2013 line on Monday.

The collection was stepped in romantic overtures, with floaty maxidresses, ankle-grazing skirts and off-the-shoulder peasant tops key pieces.

The colour palette reflected Beccaria’s signature look, with white dominating much of the runway. Pastel shades – as well as some brighter tones – of blue and pink also featured on headpieces and belts, as well as on some stand-out pieces.

The gypsy-style collection was distinctively pretty, with ruffled necklines and hemlines always adding to the femininity.

Bows were featured tied in models’ hair and round their waists, while white sandals embellished with bows were worn.

The line was given a hint of sex appeal in the way of minidresses, with one blue horizontally striped frock lending a more modern look to proceedings.

Models wore their hair loose in long waves to mirror the romance of the overall catwalk. A slick of pink lipstick cemented the fanciful theme.

However pretty Beccaria’s runway was, the designer certainly didn’t shy away from some drama – with one model walking down the catwalk holding a big basket of flowers above her head.

Paris Fashion Week begins today, with names including Veronique Branquinho, Julien David and Anthony Vaccarello showing their Spring/Sumer 13 collections. – COVER MEDIA