fall collezioni, milan: alberta ferretti
by Jeremy Danté
in mirroring the bold palettes we’ve seen scattered amongst other collections in new york & london, also strongly represented at the house of gucci; the FW11 collection by alberta ferretti is vibrant to say the least. in adapting the same liquified design details from christopher kane in london, the collection channels more of a sixties feel with beautiful use of sheer textiles, beautifully patterned coats & rich detailed beading. use of satin was included beautifully while the collections bold palette faded to a simmer of soft greys, oranges, black, neutral & blue. seemingly more mature than what is presented for ferretti’s sister collection, sophistication is felt in each piece & a clear direction is seen. i would’ve liked to see much more development around concepts; though beautiful all the concepts don’t balance well within the same collection. that said, the few pieces that are more elegant than casual are done exceptionally well & are classically styled, detailed & designed.