June 12, 2012 New York
Chock-full of clear PVC pieces with sleek silhouettes and metallic accents, Philosophy's Fall collection was a departure from the lacy, feminine fare we're used to seeing from Alberta Ferretti's younger line. But the designer is back to her roots again for Resort, which featured sunny patterns borrowed from the hand-painted Majolica porcelain found on southern Italy's Amalfi Coast. The traditional terra-cotta motif made a splash on cargo shorts, head-to-toe tailored suits, and peplum shifts that nicely rounded out some of the more predictable pieces here, like summery bohemian maxi dresses with macramé detailing.
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