In her last Fashion show, Alberta Ferretti made us dream about Venice.
While thousands of tourists are in Venice, taking part in its magnificent Carnival, walking around in fancy dresses in this city’s magical scenery; in Milan, 50 different looks inspired the beauty and the majesty of the City of Love, were walking down the catwalk of Alberta Ferretti.
Grand Canal–print chiffon dresses, gondolier stripes on everything from sweaters to an astrakhan jacket, velvets embroidered with the Piazza San Marco’s famous lion, and hooded capes and masks out of Carnival via Eyes Wide Shut. The Young Pope’s Saturno hats got a nod, too.
Landscapes and symbols, prints and patterns that often coexist on chiffon dresses printed with a painting effect on hoods embroidered in gold or one with printed images of the lagoon landscape with the inner lining of breitschwanz in blue and white stripes.
For the first time on the Italian catwalk even the Islamic veil, the hijab, worn by the American Somali model Halima Aden.
For the show’s finale, Ferretti sent out the models in black days-of-the-week sweaters, a second installment of the colorful capsule collection she launched at her combined menswear and Limited Edition demi-couture show in Paris last month.
Here’s more looks from the runway: