Runway Report: Alberta Ferretti SS19

Following thirty-five years, Alberta Ferretti proved her skills of experimentation. Ferretti strayed from the brand’s signature delicate designs, opting for one of modernity and versatility. Utility gave way to a wave of exploration. Pastel hue tent dresses were styled with oversized, yet tapered trousers. Crochet flared pants, were alongside denim jackets that housed utility pockets.

The collection included oversized tailoring, aside waist-tied cardigans- a nod to 1970s-inspired safari rangers. Cropped jackets were featured in the collection, along with miniskirts. An explorer wearing wide trousers under cardigans tied to the waist, Ferretti’s 1970s-inspired safari rangers also strutted in flared leggings matched with field jackets or short skirts paired with cropped jackets with pockets.

Alberta Ferretti’s heritage revisited the collection with the inclusion ruched tops, overalls with knit detailing and short dresses, who’s silhouette transformed into micro dresses for the evening feature- styled in coincidence with sheer pleated tops and A-line skirts. Straw backpacks and totes were included amongst accessories- a true compliment to the sun-soaked tones of the collection. In progression, comes regression at the same time- Alberta Ferretti’s case it was proven, as through advancement and experimentation, one can always come to conclude a piece of one’s DNA still very much found.

 

 

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog (www.zenandthecity.net) Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji