Alberta Ferretti’s show was Venitian themed, replete with Grand Canal–print chiffon dresses, gondolier stripes on everything from sweaters to an astrakhan jacket, velvet outfits embroidered with the Piazza San Marco’s famous lion and hooded capes and Cassanova style masks.
Feretti also showed flower corsages, tiers of ruffles and gilded lions. There was velvet in vibrant colors and glittering embellishments, like the gold bullion lions she had on some capes and dresses or the black chiffon dress with starlike clusters of gold embroidery. There were also stripes, painterly floral prints and polka dots in this collection, that came in a delightful mixture of diferent finishes!
The color palette of the collection was black, red, gold, yellow, tan, mint green, royal purple, pink, aubergine, pine forest green, beige, navy blue and moss green.
Her dresses were really light and airy and looked as if they were whipped up by fairies in their charming little workshops: simply enchanting! There were just so many tiny little details that she used on her garments that most designers and fashion houses would skimp on. One could really see the quality of work and craftmanship here!
For the show’s finale, Ferretti sent out the models in black days-of-the-week sweaters, which is a second installation of the colorful capsule collection she launched at her combined menswear and Limited Edition demi-couture show in Paris.
To put a cap on it, this collection is for the woman who loves pretty dresses in sumptuous fabrics and grand, out of this World finishing touches to the clothes she is wearing. Something truly fit for a ball at the Doge’s Palace! Simply stunning!!