Runway News


Color blocking, exquisite tailoring, 80’s leather and beaded eveningwear were the “trends” of the Fall 2009 Alberta Ferretti show.

Although the designer didn’t necessarily have a theme in mind, she did take modern design elements predominantly shown on the runways these past seasons and incorporate them into a wearable line for her clientele.

Softer fabrications in shades of aqua and magenta bounced off neutral tones of grey and champagne in matte wool fabrics. The show finale ended with an Edwardian inspired skin-tone gown with a heightened shoulder that was a definite jaw dropper.

Color blocking in aqua, eggplant, bronze and berry were mixed with neutral fabrics for a bold, modern look.

Beautiful beading laced  in bugle beads designed with a flapper style added a 20’s twist to the modern cocktail dresses.

Black leather skirts and dresses, draped in asymmetrical cuts add a sophisticated feel to this 80’s look.

Impeccably tailored wool coats and chic, wool dresses caught the eye of both the “ladies who lunch” crowd and those corporate ladies who have a strong fashion sense.

Although, the show may have not been over-the-top creative, the Ferretti collection creates a line with plenty of wardrobe staples to choose from and provided for her clientele’s specific needs.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.