May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Where S/S 13 Gucci is bright and brash, Alberta Ferretti’s new season is elegant and ethereal, comprised of a wafting series of sheer chiffon dresses encrusted with intricate beading. With patterns mimicking coral and underwater fauna, these cream and champagne shifts were tailor made for the most sophisticated cocktail hour, as were round bags spiked like a high-end puffer fish. Later on the presentation expanded into underwater blues and greens for items that could have been straight from the closet of Poseidon’s daughter—shiny satin shorts, flowing transparent tunics layered over lace camisoles and shimmering cropped trousers. In case the theme was not evident enough, Ferretti draped her finale of sinuous gowns in sequined nets, as if she hadn’t already captured the audience hook, line and sinker.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Hourglass / Asymmetric / Column
Color: White / Champagne / Pale grass green / Black / Chocolate / Mint / Ocean blue / Teal / Navy / Aqua
Key Items: Layered sheer shift dresses / Sheer long sleeved blouses / Slim satin trousers / Wrapped chiffon bustier tops / Nipped waist skirt suits / Transparent lace tops / Shiny shorts / Sinuous draped gowns
Materials: Sheer chiffon / Stiff organza / Satin / Lace / Lamé
Print + Pattern: Coral patterns / Floral lace / Outlined geometrics
Details + Trim: Paillettes / Beading / Contrast piping / Draping / Wrapping / Pleating
Accessories + Footwear: Metallic mary-janes / Beaded evening bags / Chain bracelets / Patterned acrylic aviators
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