Marco Colagrossi, the Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana alum who showed his first collection for Ungaro, paid homage to the brand’s style codes. He opened with a series of tailored looks in lustrous grey cotton trimmed with frayed organza and decorated with jewelled purple appliqués. He then moved on to big floral and polka dot prints in vibrant shades of pink, electric blue and aqua green on ’80s bubble-shaped dresses and skirts. Later in the show, white and ivory dresses came in tulle and/or feathers before a series of brightly-coloured voluminous, airy dresses in Matisse-style colours with ruffles on the asymmetric hemlines and chiefly made from organza and chiffon – the preferred materials not only in this section but throughout. It was an ideal way of conveying the ethereal lightness of the summer season.