February 19, 2000
The models at Philosophy smiled demurely as they showed off a sweet and girly collection. Alberta Ferretti successfully translated some popular trends of the seasonincluding pulled-together, chic, ladylike eleganceinto youthful, easy-to wear looks for her loyal following of sophisticated girls. Short pleated skirts in strong colors livened up tweed suits, while brilliant patterns and bright tights brought vibrance to simple day dresses. Accessories added an important edge to the collection: There were thin double-loop belts, dyed fur mufflers, triple buckles on skirts and printed foulards. For evening, Ferretti showed a series of featherlight, sophisticated chiffon dresses in black and white.