A romantic piano performance set just the right tone for a soft-spoken Canali collection with aubergine, powder pink and beige as its prime hues. The outerwear was seductive, resembling uberluxurious bathrobes. They were long and gently belted at the waist, or short and roomy, displaying generous collars that were sometimes paved in mink.

Similarly suave were a series of velvet looks playing with the idea of mix-and-matching colorful separates, while jacquard and paisley prints gave youthfully tailored suits a noble spin.

But the knitwear stole the show, especially long, robelike cardigans with jacquard effects woven into them, accentuating Canali’s experimental mood this season.