Kiton dubbed its collection “An Italian Summer,” and the title was appropriate with the lineup’s echo of long, leisurely and unhurried days.
The color palette referenced Apulia’s olive trees, their leaves becoming a pattern on a delicate silk blouse worn under a tailored suit — a Kiton forte — or the Amalfi coast’s sunsets, through silk dégradé shirt dresses or comfortable Bermuda pants.
Black macro flowers were outlined on cream drawstring linen pants worn with a crisp knee-length shirt or in a beautiful sleeveless floor-grazing dress.
The black-and-white motifs were also reprised as intriguing brush strokes on a caftan and a series of swimsuits.
Breezy dresses were embroidered in Sangallo lace and openwork also added details to a long black skirt with ruches.
Relaxed shapes, and blends of silk and linen or cashmere, as well as pure cotton contributed to the sense of ease and freedom of the collection, without detracting from Kiton’s signature sophistication and elegance.