No designer does blushing femininity quite like the venerable Alberta Ferretti, so when Ferretti fashioned a limited edition Spring 2016 collection to evoke the spirit of her new Paris showroom, the effect was beyond beguiling. The collection's indoor and al fresco presentation drew quite a crowd, Women's Wear Daily reports, composed of audience members captivated by the intricate tailoring and light-refracting beadwork.
Who needs bodycon pencil skirts and patterned Spandex leggings when one could sport a tufted tulle gown or a floor-grazing gilded skirt with shimmering latticework? The 20th century may be back in vogue after all.
Ferretti's new 43 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré address is fittingly located in the very heart of Paris, and the French fashion sensibility saturates the space's painstakingly painted murals, arched crown moldings, and lush gardens. "It’s important to have a very special place to present the collection, in the spirit of Ferretti. The collection is dedicated to this space," Ferretti explained to Women's Wear Daily.
Indeed, the collection is veritably blooming with references to the building itself, boasting gilt beadwork which mimics the interior architecture, flower-festooned murals atop baroque satin ball gowns, and an array of rich jewel-toned hues enhancing each silhouette.
The collection is arguably Ferretti's work at its finest, displaying the designer's signature romanticism, and dedication to the most whimsical details and ethereal fabrics. Chiffon, lace, and satin played equally integral roles in the presentation, which concluded with an simple yet impactful array of cloud-like white chiffon numbers. If you're ready to experience sartorial heaven, check out some of the most arresting looks from the presentation below.
Gilded chiffon and long-sleeved silhouette make for one unique evening gown.
How about a touch of lovely lilac lace?
You can really see the architectural influence in these dresses.
Not your typical little white dress.