After a certain point in their careers most designers becomes known for a specific style. In the case of Alberta Ferretti her clothing always boil down to beautiful dresses, with tasteful embellishments, that are made for women who want to look ultra feminine. This season all of those elements were in play on the runway but the designer was able to find an enticing new way to update her romantic roots.
On a giant screen backdrop Ferretti showed watery images of floating bubbles and liquid waves of light to set the stage for her languid looks.
From the first model, her loose locks styled as if she had simple run her fingers though wet hair before taking to the catwalk, this show was about a soothing chic style. Nothing overt, nothing forceful or overtly complex; Ferretti’s fashion had a truly calming allure.
Just the way she tempered her love of beaded fringe dresses by covering them with a thin layer of organza or left the edges of lace appliqué raw, to slightly undermine their perfection, showed a designer in her creative sweet spot.
The underwater atmosphere of the collection was done with a light touch. The color palette that moved from pearly white to shades of stormy ocean blue and sea foam green had a harmonious flow. While dresses with diagonal pleating that hinted at fish gills and a couple of gowns which featured shimmering sequined covered fisherman’s netting were a bit more obvious.
Overall this was one of Ferretti’s finer collections and is sure to beguile quite a few new customers with its sartorial sirens’ song.
- Jessica Michault