Alberta Ferretti is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker. She designs for Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. Her showroom is in Milan, Italy but her studio is in the picturesque village of Cattolica.
In October 1993 Ferretti presented clothes reminiscent of The Great Gatsby for the Milan ready-to-wear shows. One of her designs was a long and trim gingham dress, in pale blue. A flapper showed a beige crocheted dress styled just above the knee. Her renditions of the toga for the production were diverse. They were simple gowns, some of them short, others long and draped.
Ferretti extended her the breadth of her company outside of Italy beginning with the acquisition of a building at 30 West 56th Street in New York City. She started Aeffe U.S.A., which produced and distributed clothing by Moschino, Rifat Ozbek, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Narcisco Rodriguez.Aeffe is owned by Ferretti and her brother, Massimo.The locale also became the hub for marketing her own collections.
Italian designer Alberta Ferretti has been dubbed Milan’s resident “queen of chiffon,” and her signature flowing, diaphanous goddess gowns have entranced Hollywood and women in search of the romantic, ethereal look for more than 30 years. Her eveningwear confections, which have graced the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Salma Hayek, are known for their expert draping and refined feminine embellishments like crystal jeweling, gauzy layers, and accordion pleats. Since 2001, Ferretti’s collection has included beachwear, accessories, and underwear.
The daughter of a dressmaker, Ferretti spent her early childhood playing in the atelier, cutting and sewing fabrics just like the seamstresses who surrounded her. At 18, she opened a boutique in the resort town of Cattolica on the Adriatic coast. Alongside labels like Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Krizia, Ferretti began selling her own designs, which soon developed a cult following. In 1981, she debuted her collection on the Milan runway and three years later launched a diffusion line, which would become Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.
In 1998, Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro nominated Ferretti for the Cavaliere del Lavoro, an honor given to those who have wielded considerable economic and social influence in the country.
2011 Spring Summer Ladies Clothes Design for casual women by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.
Italian fashion designer and dressmaker, Alberta Ferretti designs for Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.
Because luxury flowing goddess gowns and romantic eveningwear, Alberta Ferretti known as the “queen of chiffon.”
On interview magazine, Alberta Ferretti says, “Philosophy seemed to be the perfect name because philosophy is something that cannot be imposed. I never want to impose anything, so the name had to be about freedom. It’s a line that has a younger attitude and allows me to experiment with many things.”
Featuring twisting, tucking, and draping techniques known for Alberta Ferretti designs.
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti 2011 Spring Summer Collection, shares its older sister’s romantic approach to fashion but adds a young, cool twist – cue button up dresses and demi-sheer silk playsuits.Related posts: