Alberta Ferretti is an Italian fashion designer and the lady behind the Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti brands. Alberta Ferretti has received worldwide recognition for her designs of dresses and gowns, which she debuted during Milan fashion week in 1981. Three years later, in 1984, she founded the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti brand, which contains styles that are a little younger and funkier than the signature line. They are also cheaper in price.
The trademark Alberta Ferretti style is well cut dresses with cute embellishments such as bows, sequins, draping and flounces. Some of her pretty dresses feature layering, and her style epitomises the ideal "cocktail dress". She also designs some gorgeous footwear, including leather riding boots and ankle boots with zips and laces.
Other items in the Alberta Ferretti collections include blouses, belts, tops, skirts, blazersand jackets, although it is her dresses that in my opinion are the most stunning of her designs.
Celebrities known to wear Alberta Ferretti include Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Claudia Schiffer, Mischa Barton, Debra Messing (see left), Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johannson, Lucy Liu, Nicky Hilton, Ivanku Trump, Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron. So it's definitely a style liked by the A-listers!
Alberta Ferretti was invited to a reception held by Margaret Thatcher for fashion designers in Downing Street in 1988.
my-wardrobe.com have a good selection from the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti range, including wrap dresses, fur collar coats, shift dresses, tops and accessories including belts, riding boots and handbags.
Current season highlights include the Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress, pictured top right, a cute and flirty dress with black silk ruffle shoulders and embroidery detail to the chest.
Yoox also stock both the Alberta Ferretti and the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti collections. Their ranges are divided into the:
Both my-wardrobe and Yoox offer worldwide delivery, so feel free to have a good spend wherever in the world you live! Both stores also offer a VAT refund at point of sale to customers with a delivery address situated outside the E.U.
The UK Alberta Ferretti boutique is located at 205/206 Sloane Street, London. There are many other boutiques in major cities across the world, including Lille, Los Angeles, Moscow, Nagoya, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and Jakarta.