It is easy to fall in love with Alberta Ferretti’s romantic vision. She never backs down from bending fantasy to her whim, and her Spring/Summer 2015 collection is a warm, radiant display of couture-like technique, imbued with a carefree, youthful spirit.
If we’re to believe Ferretti’s flower child story, Mother Nature is quite a babe – gliding through nature in fringed Grecian flats, with rosy cheeks and loose tousled locks. Her early looks, though refreshingly pretty, are only part of the story. After Ferretti takes us through a field of stripped back, breezy looks in the sweetest shades of pink pearl and champagne, we are introduced to a sturdier concept in the form of cage-like latticework which she spins into crop tops and gowns that make the models look like wood nymphs come to life. Embroidery work is especially fine on the Ferretti runway – lotus blossoms spun with honeycomb formed the netted embroidery of one gown, while delicate lace doilies intersected across the bodice of another.
After all that prettiness, the transition to daywear denim was a bit of a jolt, but it helped establish a more youthful, flower child mood. This continued through a portion of extremely pretty looks that would not have been out of place at a music festival. Things take a turn for the contemporary with silky floral and monochrome stacked prints, while evening was a series of sensual gowns made from gauzy chiffon, fringe, sheer paneling, and rosettes. Like many designers this season, Ferretti flirts with suede, showing a few looks topped with fantastic perforated suede vests, and one gorgeous full suede gown. The only thing we fear in following Ferretti’s version of springtime style, is that we might get lost in the forest of beauty and never return.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree