Welcome to paradise, where you can be a bohemian goddess wearing any of the dresses featured in the Alberta Ferretti spring/summer 2015 collection! Beautiful women, conscious of their individuality and uniqueness, self-assured ones, who are not afraid to interact with the world and express themselves through clothes – these are the typical Alberta Ferretti women. The brand Alberta Ferretti is luxurious, but delicate, elegant, but also playful. Alberta herself is a rather artistic person; she’s a huge book lover and a proud possessor of several great paintings. And we can confidently claim that her love for art and everything beautiful and timeless has influenced Ferretti’s fashion style in general and her collections in particular.
The Alberta Ferretti spring/summer 2015 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week was feminine and elegant; the dresses were flowing and buoyant. Just like in many of Ferretti’s previous collections, the main material used was chiffon (no wonder the Italian designer is sometimes called “The Queen of chiffon” in the fashion world). Showing her true feminine soul, Ferretti had designed a collection in subtle and neutral tones: the colors were calm and relaxed. The very first model that strolled down the runway brought freshness, bloom and grace with her. Transparent flowy dresses in beige with subtle belts adorned with delicate flowers, lacy maxi skirts with sleeveless collared blouses, light brown mini dresses with small bunches of flowers here or there, lacy spaghetti strap dresses with deep necklines, collared jumpsuits created looks so feminine and so fragile that for a second we forgot where we were.
To some of the designs Ferretti had decided to add a bit of blue, creating an interesting contrast between beige and blue. Beige tops were paired with blue pants and maxi skirts adorned with floral cutouts. Transparent beige tops were adorned with delicate fringes in blue and so on. Dresses and skirts looked effortless and natural and models resembled those goddesses and nymphs from the paintings of Italian Renaissance masters (we are pretty sure Botticelli could have painted some of them).
Towards the end of the show, the fringes became more frequent, adorning the hems of dresses and lacy blouses. Ferretti also created a unique contrast between chiffon and suede. All white chiffon dresses adorned with floral embroideries, maxi skirts with small tops, layered deep V-neck dresses were topped with long suede vests in light brown, again complemented with fringes. If without the vests the dresses looked fragile or even innocent, with the addition of the vests the looks became bolder, the beauty of the models more wild and confident. Thanks to the loose tailoring, floating silhouettes and relaxed fitting Alberta Ferretti managed to create effortlessly luxurious and timeless pieces.
For shoes, Ferretti offered high-heeled lace up shoes, again garnished with fringes (these seem to be at the forefront of fashion trends this year, don’t you think?). The hair of the models was left to flow wild and loose, which added even more sophistication and classiness to the looks.
What an absolutely divine collection! Mrs. Ferretti just keeps on amazing us over and over again. How does she do it? We don’t know. And we don’t want to. As long as there are those weightless Alberta Ferretti dresses to flow down runways, we will be happy!
Photos courtesy of Vogue It