Pre-fall is all about pretty and feminine looks, with just a touch of sex appeal. At Nina Ricci, Lars Nilsson ramped up the Parisian chic attitude the house is known for, while still keeping his pre-fall line tight and cohesive. Meanwhile, Alberta Ferretti was inspired by “La Dolce Vita” for her sophisticated suits, trapeze coats and playful jeweled dresses. Speaking of playful, Moschino designer Rossella Jardini is feeling the same way, as demonstrated by her trompe l’oeil knits and the ultrafeminine, sexy silhouettes she cut from traditional English men’s wear fabrics. In Milan, Giambattista Valli’s first pre-fall collection focused on separates with an urban-chic twist, as well as contrasting proportions such as softly constructed jackets and hand-knitted sweaters over lean pants and skirts.