Alberta Ferretti Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan
From the dark a winter sun arose on the backdrop of the Alberta Ferretti show on Wednesday. Its rays warming a snow-blanketed woodland as it slowly progressed, along with the collection, across the scenery until sunset. It made for a highly romantic mise en scene to the folkloric-flavored collection that took its rich color palette from the autumnal hues highlighted by those shafts of light.
The musical “Into The Woods” has just been successfully turned into a major motion picture, and it was easy to imagine some of Ferretti’s sweet above-the-knee white lace dresses, fur-trimmed outerwear and lush velvet gowns covered in gilded metal thread having made great additions to that lyrical mash up of fairytales.
For there was something enchanted about this collection. It was not really of this time. Rather, its fanciful nature made many of the ensembles feel as if they were designed as statement pieces created more for major life moments instead of everyday attire.
And there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, in her show notes the designer actually talked about how communication now “largely takes place through images shared on social media.” To break through all the noise, a person would need an impactful outfit, like those Ferretti was offering, to stand out.
Fairytale femininity. That is what Ferretti is offering the world this season. And is there a woman alive who hasn’t wanted a fabled fashion moment at least once in her life?