Alberta Ferretti Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2014 Milan
Alberta Ferretti took the fashion world into a magical woodland fairytale with her fall/winter 2014 show. It was a place where textured fabrics and three-dimensional embellishments blended to create a rich and darkly romantic collection. One that held true to the designer’s feminine core but gave it a gravitas that was both unexpected and enchanting.
Only in the hands of a seasoned designer like Ferretti could a color palette dominated by pea green, muddy brown and burnt orange look so beautiful. And it is saying something that the designer’s go-to intricate lace and tulle dresses, which she knows like the back of her hand, were actually the most reserved pieces in the lineup of looks that appeared on the catwalk.
There was so much happening on each outfit that it was frustrating that the models didn’t walk at a slower pace so as to take in all the designer's hidden details. Dresses came festooned with feathers, covered in whorls of floral appliqués and embellished with shimmering crystal covered forest frogs. One standout- among many- was a mohair green turtleneck dress with a leafy print front panel that featured bas relief birds that looked as if they had sprung to life.
There was also a lot of enticing outerwear in the show. The designer used cloqué brocade jacquards to give a classic parka or an overcoat an elegant allure. The introduction of luminescent blue astrakhan or jagged edges on wool coats were other ways Ferretti was able to augment the level of complexity in her designs.
It was only at the end when she oddly veered away from her chosen inspiration to return to a more typical Ferretti fare - in the form of hoop skirted lace gowns- that this collection took a slight stumble. But this was just a minor blemish on a beautiful collection.
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