Ferretti has always relied on youthful femininity as the inspiration for her Philosophy collections—and Spring 2000 was no exception. The predominant look was that of a sweet country girl on safari: easy-going day dresses in olive green, beige, gold and white; peasant skirts with delicate ruffles; patchwork-embroidered gauzy tops; and ultra-soft suede pants accessorized with no-nonsense rubber boots. But even the most practical-minded expeditionary craves a touch of glamour, and Ferretti delivered the goods with '60s-style gold mesh sleeveless dresses, beaded hot pants, embroidered tops, and coppery capri pants.