Alberta Ferretti came down with a case of wanderlust this season, conjuring up a chic nomad who adds eclectic pieces to her wardrobe acquired throughout her travels. Such notions are particularly prevalent during the Resort collections, but Ferretti carried it off by mixing up tribal motifs and animal prints with classic safari references. The designer whipstitched panels of tiger-print ponyhair, leather, and nubby bouclé into a shift dress that was casually elegant. At the other end of the spectrum, distressed leather biker jackets and vests that looked like they'd already been around the world and back added a vintage feel to the lineup.
It's not a Ferretti collection if there aren't any of her signature feminine dresses. A standout in this category was a sheath dress that looked like three pieces but turned around to reveal that it was in fact one. Evening gowns like a softly draped, off-the-shoulder number were indeed pretty, but felt somewhat at odds with the globetrotting theme.
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