Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: In the same vein as Gucci designer Frida Giannini, Alberta Ferretti sent out glamorous looks in rich jewel tones. The new attitude was a major departure for the designer, who is best known for diaphanous dresses and delicate separates. Sequins, lamé and over-the-knee velvet boots connected with the disco era – a key reference last season – but boxy shifts, narrow-shoulders and playful prints coats were in keeping with this season’s emerging Mod influence. Ferretti closed the show with an assortment of her signature romantic frocks, perhaps a concession to her loyal clientele, but the real story was her venture into clean-lined sportswear. Though it felt somewhat out of character, the new direction was in keeping with current trends and showed an unexplored side of Ferretti’s character.
Color: Rich jewel tones / Coral / Teal / Dusty blue / Peach / Dove grey / Bright orange
Key Items: Shift dresses / Lamé coat / Flared pant / Ethereal eveningwear
Materials: Lamé / Chiffon / Tulle / Dense wool / Glossy silks / Fur
Print + Pattern: Spirals / Kitschy geometrics / Lightning motifs
Details + Trim: Sequins / Beading / Embroidery
Accessories + Footwear: Ribbon belts / Over-the-knee velvet or wool boots / Velvet Mary Janes
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