May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Once upon a time Alberta Ferretti presented a romantic fairytale as models walked on a snow-covered woodlands-like area. The backdrop made it perfect for a folkloric-meets-regal-meets-romance collection – gorgeous white lace dresses and rich velvet gowns covered in gilded metals stood out while long crochet cardigans and fur-trimmed coats brought some mystery and sophistication to the woodlands. Ferretti talked about how social media have changed the way we communicate – ‘through images shared in different social media channels’ – and how she wanted her woman to stand out from the crowd. Therefore her collection was filled with statement pieces – from those high-ruffled neck chiffon blouses and the pure white lace dresses to the floor sweeping tapestry jacquard skirts – every single garment looked intriguing and highly desirable. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: Fairytale Femininity
Key Items: Fur-hooded coat / High collar peasant blouses / Floor-sweeping crochet cardigans / Embroidered short dresses / Lace dresses / Tapestry jacquard skirts / Fur-trimmed cape / Stitched cropped jacket / Embroidered gilet / Colour-blocked silk trousers / Fur coat
Colour: White / Black / Dusk / Fiery orange / Red / Brown / Forrest green
Materials + Trim: Tweed / Fur / Silk / Chiffon / Organza / Leather / Shearling / Gold embroideries / 3-D embellishments / Crochet / Wool / Velvet / Brocades
Print + Pattern: Renaissance paintings / Florals
Accessories + Footwear: Over-the-knee boots / Shawls
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