resort review: alberta ferretti

20 Jul

Keeping true to form, here’s another review of the Resort 2012 runways:


Alberta Ferretti tried something different for the new season. It seems as if the bold, electrifying aesthetic of her fall lineup seeped into the train of thought the designer had for resort, moving her looks – at least somewhat – further away from the ethereal and ultra feminine feel I’ve always known them to have.

But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Ferretti certainly kept in sartorial step with her latest lineup – clean lines, architectural silhouettes and back-to-basics pieces were all included – but didn’t let her core aesthetic and who she is as a designer fall too far from view. Case in point: the designer followed up structured pencil skirt suits with relaxed, flowy dresses, and complimented bold, drastic prints with soft fabrics and light tailoring.

But what I thought most intriguing with this collection was the noticeable – but not overtly obvious – use of the stripe. The pattern showed up everywhere, from a bold navy line running down the front of white trousers, to the more subtle gold trim around the bottom of a jacket and pencil skirt ensemble. And as I flipped through more and more photos of the collection, I found myself playing a fun game of find-the-stripe-in-every-outfit…don’t judge.


Anywho, I liked what Ferretti had in store for us this season – we got a taste of both the au courant trends and the elements characteristic to her line. And neither were the least bit disappointing.

*photo credit: alberta ferretti via


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