Runway Report: Alberta Ferretti SS17

The lure of a spring/summer Alberta Ferretti collection should never be underestimated and this season, things got serious. Naturally, the aesthetic was undeniably chic, feminine and beautifully wearable, but in Milan this week, the look had edge and intrigue.
The 2017 Ferretti woman is powerful, sensual and comfortable in her own skin. Delicate lace, lingerie inspired pieces peeked out from under slouchy, masculine suits; tiered Spanish dresses were cinched at the waist with layers of stiff leather belts with oversized buckles and punched leather bandeau crop tops were teamed with pretty broderie anglaise or panelled lace skirts.
Texture was key here and felt playful with contradictory pairings – ruched metallic skirts in jewel tones accompanied clean cotton vests, semi-transparent chiffon danced fluidly over iridescent peacock blue tailored trousers and embroidery-edged sleeves were seen billowing from under a structural sleeveless blazer.
Embroidery was a triumph, in symmetrical floral designs, decorating necklines of off-the-shoulder frilled dresses, complete with a flirty thigh-split, down the front of a beautiful amethyst kimono and forming panelling on full length dresses.

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