It is officially Haute Couture Fashion Week and we have already begun enjoying the incredibly gorgeous creations some of our favorite designers have available for us already. Among the first to catch our eye is the ‘20s turned 2016-17 stringy artistry that brings the fun loving flapper girl into modern day society thanks to the Alberta Ferretti Couture fall/winter 2016-2017 collection!
Paris is a hotbed for high fashion and Alberta Ferretti’s Couture masterpieces for the fall and winter of this year are certainly not to be glossed over. It is the Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition line that we are seeing on the runway at this point, a collection she launched a year ago.
She is considered part of the couture newcomer list for this year, but definitely a great contender as the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture looks like it is quite keen on energizing the couture front during this season.
While her whole line is not haute couture, meaning all made by hand, she does have a good amount of numbers that fit into that category, with silks and beaded fringes that start of this particular runway show, adding in crystal, pearl, and metal embroideries.
Her staging is the hotel acquired from the Rothschild family a year back, while the collection itself is meant to fill out the need for more unique creations that clients often ask for, to be worn for rather special occasions.
From what is known about the lovely pieces presented, each is only available in a limited number and will not be available in stores; they are, however, not as expensive as most others that appear on the Paris Haute Couture runways over the coming week.
Her colors and textures are what will bring her the clientele for the line-up we are seeing, with continuity established through the undersea theme that connects with her last show, while still focusing on soft beauty and gentle sways before getting into the thicker, stiffer materials in black towards the end. Of course, pairing black with gold is always a great idea, while champagne hues and partially nude creations bring in the touch of luxury that so defines this week’s presentations.
With a combination of shorter hems to match more of an everyday occasion, and floor lengths that sometimes train in the back meant for the galas and evening celebrations, it is a collection that lacks no amount of diligence and beauty, concentrating on being wearable versus just a piece of art as some designers often opt for. We can certainly image one or two adorning the body of the goddess Aphrodite as she walks out of the oyster she was born in and onto shore, sheer bodice and shell-shaped embroideries matched with pearls and all.
Ferretti was certainly loved as her fall 2016 Couture show ended and she appeared for her bow all revved up and ready for more. Her natural talent certainly shone through for a newcomer and we expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of Ferretti in the years to come.
Photos courtesy of Vogue