Alberta Ferrestti’s Fall 2015 RTW collection, is infused with flashes of old romance. Of course, there are other elements within the collection, but romantic is probably the word best used. The collection was unveiled earlier on Wednesday, during Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week. It is a collection which will indeed have Art History major’s screaming for joy, mainly because of The Renaissance theme throughout the collection. What better place to introduce a Renaissance-inspired collection, than in the birth place of it’s origins.
Although, to be exact, The Renaissance was originally cultivated in Florence; not Milan. But, those are tiny details, which should be discussed during another time. Now, back to Ferretti’s collection. As I mentioned, it is a collection geared at The Renaissance, with obvious notes of brocade and velvet. Models strode down the runway in graphic maxi dresses, which featured straight ruffled and pierrot necklines, and were paired with fur shawls and ankle booties.
Sheer detailing was also apparent, while the color palate remained dark and mysterious. The overall collection was a beautiful, nostalgic nod, to a time filled with romance and nonchalance. If this is what came out of Milan on Day 1 of Fashion Week, I can’t wait to see what else is in store!