The models at Alberta Ferretti never looked hurried or overly styled. They smiled sweetly as they walked the runway; the attitude at a Ferretti show is always as casual as the clothes.

Ferretti relied on small touches to give her looks personality: topstitching on practical navy coats, delicate embroidery on sheer day dresses and contrasting edging on the hems of her light skirts. Diagonal pleats, strategically placed darts and occasional ruffles gave the looks plenty of body-skimming movement. Ferretti also showed sleek, bright orange jackets, sexy wrap tops and a sensational draped dress with a knot in the front. For evening there were long caftan tunics with contrasting trims and subtle beading on the neckline.