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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