“For my Spring/Summer 2013 collection I envisioned a collection in which a women would float lightly as if weightless, yet still maintaining her strength and individuality. ” states Alberta Ferretti in describing her distinct and contemporary style in which lightness is primordial.
Both short and long dresses are doubled and layered creating liquid, iridescent, and floating surfaces as if they were light creatures suspended in the air.
The silhouettes are in constant movement and enhanced by the lightness of the fabrics.
The languid shapes evolve following the feminine and ethereal movement of the woman as she moves.
Short dresses are embellished with beadwork and tremblant embroideries and paired with sheer organza tunic dresses with ephemeral beaded fringe.
Iridescent dresses appear to be suspended on the body, anchored by invisible tulle straps.
Shorts, jackets, skirts and overcoats in luxurious Silk Shantung are fashioned into light and delicate silhouettes.
Long diaphanous gowns in Silk Chiffon shimmer as the iridescent under layer is magically reflected through the top layer of chiffon, creating volume while a small train enhances the movement.
Lace inserts outline tattoos on the body and satin sequin nets reflect the light of precious jewels.
The colour palette of turquoise, bright whites, aqua green, and pale greys radiate an airy lightness.
Jewels: Alexis Bittar exclusively for Alberta Ferretti
Special thanks to Ryan Jerome Photographer