Megan Leahy

Feb. 23, 2011-Milan-/FW/ There was no shortage of color in Alberta Ferretti’s Fall Winter 2011 collection.  Jewel tones in rich turquoise, fuschia, emerald and crimson were the predominant colors for the clothing, while it was the amber, purple, and wine colored crushed velvet thigh-high boots that stole the show.  The boots had incredible stitching detail, and winterized all of the mini hemlines.

There was also an abundance of mod silhouettes including tunic tops over matching pants, mini tunic dresses with thigh-high boots, and retro prints.  Her use of color blocking and metallic embroidery made it even more of a flash back to the mod era. The dyed furs in her collection are another thing we have been seeing this season, this time in dusty rose.

This season, Ferretti scored a home run with her evening gowns.  The simplicity in her details, such as black velvet burnout along the neck and back of a gown, heavy hand beading and sequins,  and tasteful asymmetry and sheerness made the pieces come alive.  She accessorized these gowns with the perfect velvet Mary Janes, all of which fully embraced the mod theme with a short, square heel.

From ultra mini hems, to maxi layered upon maxi, Ferretti modernized the mod and brightened up our expectations for Fall Winter 2011.


photos courtesy of Megan Leahy

Megan Leahy