Who else could create a unique collection out of a four-toned color palette, if not Alberta Ferretti? The Alberta Ferretti spring/summer 2017 collection, unveiled at Milan Fashion Week a few hours ago, served as an extremely diverse line-up, the patterns, cuts and style of which delight us with a grand total of 44 ready-to-wear (indeed) evening proposals that will likely appeal to most of you.
Unveiled in its uniqueness as a chromatically coherent continuum of colors, the Alberta Ferretti spring/summer 2017 collection focuses on white, black, bright blue and purple, only to interrupt such shades with quick yet remarkable bright pops of yellow, fiery red and green. The collection is thus structured through four different sections, with each one of them being introduced by staples made of mixed and matched colors and, at times, even floral patterns.
Like the brand’s pre-spring 2017 collection, this one also focused on languid, fluid lines, with cotton, silk, jersey, lace, jacquard, and organza materials helping lighten up even the most rigid, masculine-inspired pieces. At the same time, this collection celebrates Alberta Ferretti’s glorious past and signature aesthetics, with goddess-like gowns, chiffon designs and intricate details dominating the scene.
The first part of the collection, which quickly introduces us to Ferretti’s blue and purple staples, confirms the Italian fashion designer’s indisputable talent for feminine, dreamlike silhouettes, as it plays with layered, flamenco-inspired gowns and Nineties crop tops and wide belts that have been revisited with a modern touch. Lace trains keep Ferretti’s art of layering alive and florid, with mannish suit jackets and pants coming paired with either voluminous tunics, or asymmetrical midi skirts.
The collection’s second part slowly introduced us to black and red proposals, focusing instead on Ferretti’s darkest side, with black, frillier looks quickly becoming the collection’s unquestioned protagonists. Here Ferretti had fun with both laced, sultrier fabrics, and with more delicate leaf embroideries, which figuratively recall the lightweight materials and airy silhouettes of the pieces.
Along with this second part, come the collection’s fresher and more contemporary creations, as they are just a prelude to what appears to be Alberta Ferretti’s gloomier, more mysterious blue period.
The line-up’s third part combines, in fact, bright blue colors with geometric, ethnic-inspired patterns, which infused the runway show with a nostalgic, melancholic mood. This third part also welcomes us to a kind of beauty that was ephemeral, and surely charmed those who had the chance to attend the show with the almost hypnotic motifs.
The finale of the show embraced, on the other hand, solely white and black patterns, yet featuring an abounding multitude of different styles and designs. The Alberta Ferretti spring 2017 line-up’s forth part was all about the Italian designer’s own legacy, with Nineties-inspired lines, cuts and iconic staples dominating the scene.
Sheer butterfly-sleeved blouses got thus alternated with skimpy crop-tops and off-the-shoulder dresses, only to be interrupted by equally imposing floor-length dresses that inevitably still crowned Ferretti as the Italian Queen of fashion.
Photos courtesy of Vogue