alberta ferretti f/w 2012

It looks like the Italian designers are in a dark place right now - Gucci and Alberta Ferretti both presented fall collections marked by a dusky elegance. At Ferretti, the palette was broken up by electric violet, sapphire and ruby, but the predominantly black fabrics - ranging from leather to chiffon - gave the collection a harder edge than Ferretti's traditionally uber feminine collections.

And that's a good thing, as far as I'm concerned.

Sometimes Ferretti's shows feel a little too predictable, filled with sparkly red carpet-friendly frocks that fall right into her star-studded fan base's comfort zone. But this season she challenged them with body skimming leather dresses complete with curve enhancing panel details. Her tailored pieces - suits and outerwear in wool or leather - were impeccable, the furs and knits beautiful, and the evening wear had a daring sensuality. Overall, it was gorgeous, and there's still plenty for those starlets to love. See the complete collection here and watch video of the runway show here.

Photos: WWD


  1. Totally agree! Great collection, something a little new.

    Now following your blog :)

    Chelsea Liberty


    1. Thank you so much, and yes, isn't it nice to see something different from Alberta Ferretti? Her collections are always beautiful no matter what, but I love her darker side! Following you back! :) :) :)