Alberta Ferretti Bridal 2011
On July 5, Alberta Ferretti presented her first 2011 collection of wedding dresses at the Ritz Hotel in Paris: Alberta Ferretti “Forever.” Fourteen dresses, all white, all hand-stitched and embroidered to show off the essence of romantic, feminine, Italian elegance.
Alberta Ferretti has been a favorite among international fashionistas who have sought out her designs for a memorable wedding look. This exclusive collection of demi-couture wedding gowns is intended to give brides a dream-like, ethereal bridal experience.
Each dress is named after a flower (in Italian, natch). Names like lily, narcissus, tulip, anemone, magnolia, gardenia, forget-me-not, wisteria, dahlia and peony are a symbolic of the lightness and fresh looks that make up this collection.
The collection includes several long, floaty column dresses, as well as short dresses embellished with embroidery that has taken between 30 and 80 man-hours to create.
The monochromatic embroidery is made up of pearls, Swarovski crystals, and silver and platinum threads. The fabrics used in this collection include muslin, tulle (including one skirt that uses nearly 80 yards of it!), Mikado satin or silk, all of which are used to emphasize the silhouette.
You can see a video of the “Forever” runway show at www.albertaferretti.com.