24 posts tagged "Alberta Ferretti"
Alberta Ferretti has named Brit designer Natalie Ratabesi (pictured) the new creative director of her Philosophy line. Ratabesi, a Central Saint Martins alumna, will show her first collection for the Fall 2013 season. Of the decision, which will allow Ferretti to spend more time focusing on her main line, she told WWD she “thought it was the right moment to give a more autonomous and independent vision to Philosophy.” Of Ratabesi, who previously served as senior creative director at Polo Ralph Lauren, she says, “For her femininity and her energy, I am certain Natalie will be able to express the [Philosophy] spirit.”
Louis Vuitton has gotten The Selby’s Todd Selby (pictured) on the train theme that started with its Fall 2012 show. The French house had Selby travel by train from Paris to Shanghai, documenting his trip along the way. Selby’s photographs and videos are on Louisvuittonexpress.com, with plans to unveil a new leg of the journey each day up until the 19th, when the brand opens its first Louis Vuitton Maison store in China. [WWD]
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reportedly caused a stir when she recently backed out of her position as the host of Project Runway All Stars after weeks of negotiation. The British stunner ditched the gig for a role in the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road alongside Zoe Kravitz and Riley Keough. The show’s producers found a new host in model Carolyn Murphy. [Page Six]
Just five years after being bought by the London-based private equity firm Permira, Valentino is being sold to an unidentified sovereign wealth fund. The fund is one of Permira’s investors and plans to acquire the brand for £476 million. [Telegraph]
Tom Ford is set to open his first flagship store in the U.K. The 8,000-square-foot outpost will open on Sloane Street alongside Chanel, Gucci, and the newly added Alberta Ferretti outpost. It is scheduled to open in 2013 and will house Ford’s full product range as well as menswear. [Entertainment Wise]
Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti unveiled her limited-edition collection for Macy’s yesterday. To celebrate the launch, the Italian designer was on hand at the Herald Square store last night, where the likes of Glenda Bailey, Wendi Murdoch, and Mickey Boardman turned out to support her.
“It’s difficult because for a big designer, it’s important that the fit and quality is different from your normal low-price dress,” Ferretti told Style.com. “I’m really happy about the realization of the collection. They made them young, modern, fresh—not cheaply made. Maybe I will buy too, why not?” she added with a smile.
And shoppers liked what they saw in the collection ($49 to $119) of bright summer dresses and light knits, with the long white maxi dress being a crowd favorite. (At left, model Shu Pei Qin wears one of the collection’s floral peasant dresses.) “I would probably buy this and wear it every single day of summer—I’ve just got to have it for the Hamptons,” one shopper said. Will there be more mass Ferretti on the horizon? The designer remained tight-lipped, saying, “We did the Eco collaboration with Emma Watson and now this, so we are exploring other collaborations at this point.”
Jonathan Saunders Wins BFC/ Designer Fashion Fund, CDG Rolls Out Another Beatles Collection, Alberta Ferretti X Macy’s, And More…
Jonathan Saunders is this year’s winner of the prestigious BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Saunders will receive a cool £200,000 prize along with a personalized business mentoring program. Saunders beat out the likes of Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, and Richard Nicoll for the award. [Vogue U.K.]
The sporadic but well-received Comme des Garçons by the Beatles collection will return for another installment later this month. On February 17, CDG stores and Dover Street Market will release the merchandise—a green apple-printed backpack and two tartan shirts. Prices range from $395 to $860. [Hint]
Actress and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg sat down with Nownesss to discuss her forthcoming album, Stage Whispers. Gainsbourg describes her creative process, growing up as the child of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, and being the muse of Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière. [Nowness]
Alberta Ferretti will be the next designer to create a collection for Macy’s contemporary Impulse department. Available April 17, the line is inspired by the Amalfi Coast and will consist of “light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country,” Ferretti tells WWD. The collection of about 30 pieces will range from $49 to $119. [WWD]
You know, I know, and given the media saturation, even extraterrestrial life probably knows: Tomorrow’s the Royal Wedding. But who’s wearing what? Details are starting to trickle in: David Beckham will be in Ralph Lauren; Princesses Tatiana of Greece and Denmark and Matilde of Belgium in Armani Privé; Anya Hindmarch in Emilia Wickstead; and Prince Harry’s date (and on-again/off-again girlfriend) Chelsy Davy will wear two custom-made dresses by Alberta Ferretti (a sketch, left). [Vogue U.K.]
And the princess-to-be? London bookies are probably cursing right now: The front-runner for Kate’s dress, Bruce Oldfield, has come forward to confess that he’s not doing the honors. So who will Cinderella’s fairy god-tailor be? [WWD]
The IHT‘s Jessica Michault considers the continued reign of the early-nineties supe, like Kate, Naomi, and Christy, and wonders what it takes to stay on the runway. [Jessica Michault]
And Jessica Alba is the new face of Piaget. The timeless beauty jokes write themselves! [Racked]