It was all about light and water, the movement and the crystals,” said the designer backstage after the show, pointing out she was in a romantic and dreamy mood but still wanted this to translate into a modern wardrobe.
As bubbles were projected onto the backdrop of the catwalk, the models came out one by one like exotic fish – all the sartorial ingredients were there. The wispy peplums, the gentle trailing layers, the shimmer, the shine, the colour palette (every shade of blue and green going), the incandescence, all working to mimic this sense of light-as-air elegance.
Capes cascaded from backs and bias cuts on pretty dresses continued the theme, while crustrations of coral reefs hugged shoulders and spilt down onto the torsos of yet more embroidered and lace-worked gowns – some their skirt nets strewn with jewels as though the girls in these gowns were indeed the catch of the day.
It was pretty and beautiful in the truest sense – because when you visualise those two adjectives, delicate textiles, beads, embroidery and a soft femininity all spring to mind – and that latter attribute is something that Ferretti is very good at doing.