Over in Milan, we find a pretty, opulent collection from Alberta Ferretti who used the city of Venice as her muse. The winged lion from the Piazza San Marco worked in gorgeous gold embroidery took pride of place (no pun intended) on gowns, coats and sweaters while the Grand Canal and the city's bridges turned up in print. Models wore frilled caplets or full-length feathered capes and masks in honour of Carnevale which will be celebrated next week. Gondolier's stripes adorned gowns at a diagonal and corsages were affixed to necks, shoulders and waists. Several models wore a version of the cappella romano a wide, circular brimmed hat with a rounded crown, the severity of which were a nice contrast to the feminine clothes.

Images  |  Kim Weston Arnold