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Alberta Ferretti

TRIBAL MISCHIEF
Milan:
Like many designers this season, Ferretti turned to Africa for inspiration. Whereas some of her contemporaries simply turned out a few tribal prints, Ferretti celebrated the artisans of the continent by incorporating intricate beadwork and crochet into her signature slip dresses and feminine separates. The designer even developed a way to use the fine-art printing process called intaglio to duplicate tribal tattoos in chiffon mounted on tulle. Dropped waists and bias cuts highlighted the Art Deco silhouettes that Ferretti often works within. – Shine Anthony-Dharan

Silhouette: Drop-waisted / Relaxed / Bodycon

Color: White / Black / Coral / Midnight blue / Fern / Crimson / Lime / Lemon / Fuchsia / Nude / Teal

Key Items: Bias-cut slipdress / Wrap skirt / Below-knee pencil skirt

Materials: Silk satin / Chiffon / Tulle / Lace / Crochet knits

Print + Pattern: Stripes / African prints / Geometric Deco motifs / Twisting florals

Details + Trim: Cutouts / Piecing / Cap-sleeves / Flutter sleeves / Draping / Studs / Sequins / Beading

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