Known for a flair for ethereal, diaphanous silhouette achieved through a free-flowing cutting technique, the Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Spring 2019 Haute Couture collection this season evolves into a more structured look.
“Sensuality, lightness, freshness: This was the spirit I wanted to express,” Ferretti said.
The collection felt modern in the neat volumes gracing showstopping ball gowns, as in a gorgeous pink number, where a finely pleated column was enveloped by an undulating spiral of silk duchesse satin. The same wavy motif was transformed into a ruched trompe l’oeil cape, worn off the shoulders over a long, sinuous dress in luminous silver-gray duchesse satin. A series of short dresses had a young vibe; a glam hourglass-y example was proposed in an emerald green shade, with curved sleeves for a bit of drama.
Embellishments, one of Ferretti’s most recognizable traits, were kept to a minimum here. The accent was definitely on contoured lines and sleek silhouettes, though a svelte minidress, cut like a T-shirt, was embroidered in silver sequins, and a tailored tuxedo, resplendent with metallic sparkle.