Don't be fooled by the first few looks from Alberta Ferretti's Fall 2013 collection. Her show in Milan on Wednesday may have started off with a series of looks in black and white, but they were anything but basic. She used a subtler hand with the embroidery and embellishments she usually employs, making this collection a little softer than her past few offerings. Still, the classic Ferretti details were all there: a black skirt was decorated with lace and sparkly black beads, while embroidered flowers snaked up the front of more than one coat in a blue check. There was romance here, but in a way that felt controlled, demure, and even a little fragile.
Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013