The Alberta Ferretti Spring 2016 muse was the lady of the desert, moved by light, big open spaces and an open mind — Burning Man was a reference in Ferretti’s show notes.
The palette of the ethereal collection presented a rich sand-and-shadow color scheme of beige, black and rust that gave tonal depth to the romantic bohemian.
Accessorizing the garments were hammered, leather-bound metal jewelry and gladiators in a tribal vibe. Backstage before the show Ferretti said she had focused on a more diverse casting “because fashion speaks to all of the world.”
The show looks which emphasized slipdresses, folkloric shirts and shorts in filmy splices of black lace and tawny brown chiffon with bare lingerie cuts, were Layered with ivory peasant blouses for a folksy naïveté.