Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 16
The lady of the desert
Renowned for her affinity for modern Greco-Roman fable-inspired clothing, Alberta Ferretti looked to the lady of the desert for her Spring/Summer 16 collection. Moved by light, big open spaces and an open mind, the ever-famous festival, Burning Man was a reference in Ferretti's show notes.
The Italian designer remained true to her romantic bohemian flair for design, however this time, the surprise factor came in the form of her chosen palette.
For Spring/Summer 16, Ferretti introduced a rich sand-and-shadow colour scheme of beige, black and rust. Bright pops of colour appeared sporadically in purple, variations of chartreuse yellow and vibrant shades of orange.
The show began with a focus on slip dresses, folkloric blouses and shorts that gave way to a parade of hippie-luxe gowns and separates.
Details such as the hammered, leather-bound metal jewellery and gladiators lent themselves well to the collection adding a tribal vibe that boded well with her Burning Man inspiration. Woven tops and dresses gave way to fringing details and shredded sheer fabric that felt strong yet still romantic. On the bodices of three sheer chiffon dresses, Ferretti used a gathering technique that cemented her love for Greco-Roman garb.
Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...