On the Runway

Milan Fashion Week: At Alberta Ferretti, the '70s Rages On

But thank goodness for flat footwear

After a brief pit stop at Prada—goodness knows I seem to spend more time there than at the hotel—I head over to Alberta Ferretti’s show. Like Gucci earlier today, Ferretti adopted a ’70s vibe, but with more muted brights, graphic prints and lots of knee-length tunics and toppers paired with slim trousers or over-the-knee crushed velvet boots. So very Austin Powers—and not in a good way. The designer embraced the flat footwear trend by pairing her lush beaded and lace gowns with buckled Mary Janes.

Flats were exactly what I needed to hoof it over to No. 21 by Alessandro dell’Acqua. I arrived late and had to squeeze into my seat, much to the annoyance of those around. Can’t be bitchy, ladies, it’s only day one!

The collection’s stand-out for me was Lurex knits in soft blush and golden tones were cut in structured tops, pencil skirts and wrap sweaters.  

Time to call it a day and have dinner at our favourite restaurant. 

See a gallery of looks from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week: Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and No 21