A trip to Venice proved inspirational for Alberta Ferretti‘s Fall 17 RTW collection, with direct references made of the floating city’s very distinct culture. From gondoliers and striped poles to masquerades to Piazza San Marco’s famous lion, the imagery was immediately recognizable as Venetian.

Model wearing black and white Alberta Ferretti outfit
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital


The runway show kicked off with Gigi Hadid wearing a chiffon dress and matching full-length cape in a dreamy print of the city, embellished with ruffles and tied with velvet. From there, it was a bevy of romanticism in chiffon maxi dresses, wide-leg pants with sailor collar tops in stripes, ribbed sweaters, and weighty capes.

Model Gigi Hadid wearing designer Alberta Ferretti shear Venice painting gown and cape
Gigi Hadid – Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital

Model wearing Alberta Ferretti pea coat with gold lion
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital

Model wearing Alberta Ferretti sheer stripe gown
Bella Hadid – Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital

Model wearing Alberta Ferretti blue knit sweater with stripe sheer maxi skirt
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital


Model wearing Alberta Ferretti yellow sheer gown with flower belt
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital


Silhouettes were mostly vintage with a 40’s vibe. Waists were high and drawn in, skirts flowed gently, and the nautical vibe felt easy and light-hearted. The chiffon dresses were draped with the print, ruffles, and embroideries falling at an angle down the body, accentuating the feminine figure beautifully.
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Model wearing Alberta Ferretti yellow and blue painting dress with stripe coat
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Model wearing Alberta Ferretti high waist nautical pants, sweater with gold lion, and red brocade duster coat
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital

Model wearing Alberta Ferretti sheer blue floral gown
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital

Model wearing Alberta Ferretti high waist nautical pants and sweater
Kim Weston Arnold-Indigital

The final looks were a continuation of the capsule collection sweaters we first saw on last season’s runway. And while I gave them a confused review (why days of the week? why not a cute saying or something of more substance?), they’ve been flying off the shelves.

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2 Comments

  1. nancie chmielewski Reply

    Love the caps and the printed chiffons; the day of the week sweaters are a bit odd…

    • luxelookbook Reply

      Yes, those chiffons are gorgeous. And I agree- can’t get on that sweater train!

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