Folks! I know I’ve done a review of Alberta Ferretti earlier, but I’m away for most of the week and didn’t have time to wait for more collections when I was about to write this review. This was the one that speaked to me the most, which is why I’m reviewing the brand again! So, why did I like it? Well, the color combinations are pure perfection! Here’s Alberta Ferretti Fall 2018 (catch the full collection here):
Alberta Ferretti Fall 2018
This collection might not be Ferretti’s regular one of romance and romantic details, but a step towards an aesthetic with more attitude and fire. Quite a lot of black, metallic, earthy shades and sharp cuts. Definitely some subtle 80s elements with the denim, leather and oversized silhouette! Kind of creating an YSL vibe, or the one they went for a couple a years ago mixing some 80s with bohemian and rock. Some looks feels a bit Cowboy too with the shirts, hats and the belts! The color scale, except the black and silver metallic, included purple, green, camel and dove blue too. The colors were balanced with fall clothes of capes, coats, boots, scarves and hats! Quite a lot of emphasis on the upper body in true 80s spirit with either the shoulder pads, excessive fabric or volume added by ruffles or draping. With that said, the silhouette of the inverted triangle was heavily present! Belts, gloves, hats and necklaces were important accessories. Especially the belts that helped to balance the oversized clothes and enhance the waist/hips.
Thoughts on the collection
I wouldn’t say that I love this collection, but I will say that I love the elements in the collection or certain clothes. I think there are five things in specific that are great. The first thing is the layering of clothes, which is done in a chic way in this look and this look. Love the contrasting of the colors and materials done in the looks, I mean, that’s what fall fashion is about. The second thing with the collection that I adore are the color combinations. Magic balance of camel, copper, beige, olive green and moss green shade in this outfit. Fierce and bold mix of red, purple and blue in this look. Gorgeous combo of dove blue and plum purple in this creation. As you all know, I love the color combinations and talked about some for spring in this article.
The third thing I enjoyed about this collection is the wearable 80s style. It’s not over the top, not under-represented but has a good balance of some subtle references. Love that the shoulders are statement enough to empower but not enough to go crazy. This look shows this in a chic way and love this metallic dress. The fourth thing about this collection that follows the same path are the pops of metallics. Great way to contrast all the dark colors and sleepy shades of fall. Just look at the metallic belt in this outfit or the metallic print in this outfit. Favorably done! The fifth thing I appreciate in the collection is the wearability. It’s fashion, but it’s approachable and relatable. It’s the classic cape but with the fun twist of the stripes. It’s the black jumpsuit but with the nice neckline and metallic shoes. It’s a lovely midi dress in a gorgeous green color with cute ruffles! These looks are simple, but are slightly expanding the comfort zone with the statement choices.
What fails to make the collection a full hit (is it ever that in my world? Probably not), comes down to the styling. I don’t think the necklace nor the gloves are needed in this outfit, would be more fun if they were done in different shades of blue. I think this white t-shirt is too sharp with the rest of the outfit, a pale camel would work better as a contrast. The knee-high boots are perhaps done too often with the midi skirts, creating quite the heavy concentration point in the outfit which is often something to avoid. Like in this outfit or in the outfit with the white t-shirt – adding subtle shoes to the outfit would work better. Another thing is that this collection is quite wearable and overall likeable which also makes it rather forgettable. It’s a difficult balance too keep, but I know I won’t remember this collection more than the color combinations. I mean, this green dress and this metallic one – nothing specifically wrong with them but nothing specifically right either.
To sum this one up though, I do enjoy the elements used in the collection, but it somewhat fails to put them together in a fashionable way. But some looks are of course serving a great dose of inspiration and if this is a hint of what the fall fashion will look like – I shall look forward to a fall of slightly awkward color combinations, contrasts of materials and some subtle embracement of the 80s empowerment (ehrm, done in the subtle way).
Folks! What are your thoughts on Alberta Ferretti Fall 2018? Do you think it’s wearable or not? Let’s chat in the comments! Xx
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