MILAN — Mark the calendar with a women’s show in January in Milan.
Alberta Ferretti plans to show her pre-fall collection and her limited edition, demi-couture line in Milan with a runway show on Jan. 13. The event will be held at Ferretti’s headquarters, a stately palazzo that dates back to 1920.
“This is a moment of general crisis and tension, but we must remain positive and stimulate the market, so I felt the timing was right for this move,” Ferretti told WWD, adding that this will be the first time a designer will hold a runway show in Milan to present a pre-collection.
“We all know how important pre-collections have become, and I would like to convey the right image, showing the clothes worn on the runway,” said Ferretti, who was in Toulon to shoot the spring ad campaign for the signature brand.
The designer underscored both the location and timing of the show, which will take place at the tail end of the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence and a day before Men’s Fashion Week in Milan. “It’s an important moment for Milan, with an international press here and I would like to draw attention to the city, its energy and business,” said Ferretti.
Except for one show held more than 10 years ago at the palazzo, this will also be the first time the designer will opt for her headquarters as a backdrop.
The show will be divided into two parts: the first, featuring the pre-collection, will be worn by models, while the second part, the capsule line, labeled Alberta Ferretti limited edition, will be worn by “‘It’ girls,” said Ferretti, such as Wonderland fashion editor Julia Sarr-Jamois, blogger Hanneli Mustaparta and Andie MacDowell’s daughter, Sarah-Margaret Qualley, who also modeled the Philosophy line in New York in September.
Last January, the designer showed a capsule collection as a special event at Pitti Uomo, modeled by Camilla Belle, Carmen Dell’Orefice and Marisa Berenson, to name a few. “The line does not have a huge distribution, but it’s been very successful, we had a great sellout and it makes sense to continue,” said Ferretti.
The first collection was associated with the The Jordan River Foundation, chaired by Queen Rania of Jordan, and next year, the event will benefit a yet-to-be-determined women’s association as well, said the designer.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye