Vivetta Ponti looked to the iconography of a Forties circus for the inspiration for her pretty fall collection. The theme perfectly fit the designer’s whimsical aesthetic, which was infused with a touch of playful surrealism. Portraits of Pierrot were exquisitely embroidered on a range of pieces, spanning from a flamboyant pink and black silk and tulle dress to a purple coat with a leopard collar. The character of Harlequin appeared on a long-sleeve velvet dress punctuated by embroideries of unicorns. Compared to previous seasons, the designer introduced simpler yet more flattering shapes, such as a hyper-feminine draped frock with a circus scene, as well as smart separates, including colorful blouses with coordinated culottes. A big focus was on high-end craftsmanship with a lace dress unexpectedly embroidered with knitted inserts and an elongated jacket with coordinated pants, both covered entirely in dégradé Swarovski crystals. The collection marked a convincing step in the maturation of the brand, which is evolving toward more mature territory without losing its playful appeal.