Good taste can turn to the constricting norm. Bland, suffocating. Errors and mistakes are a sign of personality, instead. Diana Vreeland docet.
Lou Lou de la Falaise, Fulco di Verdura, Sicilian baroque: the obsession for extreme ornamentation. Artisan touch as a creative imprint. Color, without modesty.
Madonnas and stray cats. Clashes, asymmetries, warped ladylike royalty. Imperial magnificence and trash, no holds barred.
From one extreme to the other, but never back: bright and black, short and long, strict and opulent. Punk: a state of mind, in a Venetian palazzo.
Rebellion and bourgeoisie. Mannish tailoring, grand gowns, endless contrasts. Beauty that stems from Fausto’s celebration of his, and his woman’s individuality.
An Italian collection that epitomizes and encapsulates a heritage rich with art, literature, natural beauty, life philosophy, and superior aesthetic. The Alberta Ferretti FW 2015-16 collection utilizes this historic culture to build and portray Italian excellence in the 21st century.
“I started thinking about the importance of imagery in contemporary culture, and how communication now largely takes place through images shared on social media. This brought me back to the Italian Renaissance when portraits could convey the era of society.
Culture was described so richly with contexts and meanings that are still remembered and commemorated today. These portraits inspired the collection’s materials and elaborate embroideries as well as my ideal woman of authentic, yet modern, beauty” declares Alberta Ferretti.
The collection starts from an aesthetic that is valorized by history, the base of all modernity. Developed through long and short dresses, skirts, jackets, coats, and feminine, refined furs, the fabrics are extraordinarily manually embellished with clean lines and contained volumes.
The shirts are born in white chiffon, white organza and enriched with lace, silk or mohair inserts. Contrasting materials such as tweed with lurex, gobelin and brocade for the mini dresses, coats and jackets. The long, chiffon gowns with tapestry or mosaic inspired prints gain a striking, graphic quality. The furs are light, just like the shearling coats and jackets.
The dresses are adorned with handcrafted velvet tridimentional embroideries or come in white chiffon or transparent silk plumetis. Both are light and precious, just like the mohair woven organza, used for the small blouses, dresses, ruched mini skirts and long, featherweight coats.
A true Alberta Ferretti collection that through sartorial excellence, beauty, and precious materials transposes the immense Italian heritage onto fashion.
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Juxtaposition. A new aesthetic sensibility emerges from the combination of contrasting elements incorporated under the fearless, assertive aesthetic of Diesel Black Gold.
For the brand’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, creative director Andreas Melbostad portrayed a powerful, confident woman, who feels free to unveil her feminine side in a bold and courageous manner.
Putting the accent on her innate duality, strong utilitarian references are incorporated into a range of leather pieces and exalted by the use of metal hardware juxtaposed to delicate, soft lingerie influences in her diverse wardrobe.
Creating an intriguing game of seduction, a camisole is built into a fluid crepe cadi dress which, constructed with floating panels held together by industrial metal details, reveal a slip dress trimmed with lace.
Layering is key in the definition of each piece. Sweaters, showing off chunky ribbed patterns , feature side-slits, cropped cuts and low necklines allowing lace camisoles and crepe de Chine slip dresses to peek out for a sexy, confident mood.
Creating a contrast with the lean silhouettes of skirts and dresses, Melbostad upped the volume in outerwear, focusing on shoulders. Super squared or hyper rounded, these echo an Eighties’ feel in oversized wool felt blazers, merino shearling jackets and Herringbone coats.
The same mood informs the tailored power suits, showing boxy jackets worn over ribbed knits and matched with wool skirts and trousers. Their geometric and sharp shapes emphasize the collection’s resolutely confident attitude.
Exploring new feminine territories, the five pocket jeans are worked in denim brocade and damask jacquard motifs with deep hues of indigo blue and black, combined with contrasting pops of color when feeling bold and daring.
Graphic shapes give a strong attitude to accessories. Beauty bucket case-inspired bag squared double straped and top handle bags, worked in leather or suede, are embellished with studs and metallic discs. These appear as decorative elements on leather belts, which also come in webbing and leather versions wrapped around the torso for a utilitarian look.
Blending together different, contrasting forces, the collection blurs out a fine line of strength and fragility, toughness and delicacy, conjuring up a very singular and unique look for the woman of today.