February 05, 2007 New York
What they saw was signature Ferretti: pretty, retro frocks, this season with a glam fifties vibe. Think tweedy skirtsuits and strapless, nipped-waist dresses in jewel-tone satins or brocades, with a smattering of schoolgirl pinafores and trapeze coats thrown in. By design, there was nothing new here, but Ferretti did play to what she called New York's modernity, with techno touches like floral and transparent laminates, the latter of which gave a boxy plaid jacket and A-line skirt a glossy sheen. Will Ferretti be back for more next season? Unlike some other newcomers, she has the money and the infrastructure behind her, so if she wants to compete for New York's attention, she can.