Alberta Ferretti looked for unexpected accents, details and color combinations for her spring collection. “I always like to add an element of surprise to my designs,” said the designer ahead of her show in Milan. Layer the floaty silk pants under a skirt in a clashing but surprisingly appealing juxtaposition of hues—for example, a sage-green top over light sky-blue pants.
This season, Ferretti chose to flaunt more pants than usual, but they were very feminine and suited her tried-and-true style. In fact, she promoted the notion that designers “need to evolve their style naturally while staying true to their core values.” In her case, she said “certain proportions and a strong respect for the body remain,” avoiding chasing seasonal trends. There’s no denying that she understands what her customers want and her designs aim to improve and improve, never to hide or constrict.
For spring, Ferretti’s wife packed her bags to explore the world. An organza parka over suede pants and a sumptuously embroidered top exemplified her sophisticated take on comfort. Crocheted tops have been embroidered with manually inserted stones, paying tribute to Italian craftsmanship, she said.
Lightness ran through the entire collection, with jackets with handkerchief hems, feathery trench coats and some sheers under the raffia tunics, culminating in Ferretti’s beautiful silk and chiffon dresses, some enriched with a cascade of embroidered stylized leaves – another Example of the craftsmanship of the artisans. Craftsmanship.
https://wwd.com/runway/spring-2023/milan/alberta-ferretti/review/ Alberta Ferretti Spring 2023 – WWD