Okey, we know we’re running late on this one, like three weeks late or something. But if designers can put months into a collection, we can highlight and appreciate it for some time after! Folks, how about Alberta Ferretti Fall 2016 Couture Collection?
Alberta Ferretti (b.1950) is an italian fashion designer with her own fashion house. She’s been in the business since the late 1960’s and has worked herself up to the top. The fashion brand might not be one of the classic or most well-known in the fashion world, but with collections since the 1970’s, she’s beloved by many. Ferretti is new in the couture world, and her Alberta Ferretti 2016 Limited Edition Collection is not a thorough haute couture collection, but close enough. The collection was displayed in Paris (of course) on 3rd of July.
Style of the collection
Ferretti’s style is often rather flowy, feminine and close to nature. Her limited edition collection was no exception, and did some heavy time travelling whilst exploring the feminine nature of nature. Ferretti went from 1920’s fringe dresses to a touch of 1930’s evening gowns. She said hello to the 1970’s through maxi dresses and their vibrant patterns. Also, she flirted with the nature through some sea life details. The colors in center were silver, white, gold, black, and five shades of ocean blue and green. A lot of fringe, some decoration, and some flowy fabric. It was ocean life, history and elegance all in one.
We like when collections have an obvious theme (storytelling that is, hello cliché). For the most part, it followed the core of Ferretti’s aesthetic with subtle and natural femininity and also the theme for the collection. Perhaps the white and gold mermaid skirts felt more Las Vegas fashion gone wrong than luxurious couture. And starting a collection in 1920’s glam and continue it through the energetic 1970’s and taking it to the bottom of the sea, might not be the most obvious connection. But it worked. The colors of the 1970’s was used for some sea looks, where the colors weren’t used, details from the ocean met with the glam of the 1920’s. So perhaps we didn’t adore everything, but we liked it for its individual pieces and vision. It was a lovely cup of tea.
Folks, what are your thoughts on the Alberta Ferretti Fall 2016 Couture Collection?