For her first runway season as creative director of Alberta Ferretti’s younger Philosophy line (formerly known as Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti), Natalie Ratabesi infused a more artful romance that was full of femininity and charm.

Ratabesi, a Central Saint Martins alumna, explained her inspiration backstage before the show: “I thought about the Fifties, and a beautiful woman walking and down Avenue Montaigne.” Along with some great chunky knit pieces, there were also some lovely exits, like a blouse with languid sleeves that was Victorian in nature and teamed with an elegant, ikat-printed pencil skirt, and a sleeveless black peplum top with illusion embellishment and slim black pants. The look was less Italian in spirit than previous seasons (no Sicilian bombshells here) but nicely pushed Philosophy in a new direction without turning away from the brand’s youthful DNA.

For her first runway season as creative director of Alberta Ferretti’s younger Philosophy line (formerly known as Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti), Natalie Ratabesi infused a more artful romance that was full of femininity and charm.

Ratabesi, a Central Saint Martins alumna, explained her inspiration backstage before the show: “I thought about the Fifties, and a beautiful woman walking and down Avenue Montaigne.” Along with some great chunky knit pieces, there were also some lovely exits, like a blouse with languid sleeves that was Victorian in nature and teamed with an elegant, ikat-printed pencil skirt, and a sleeveless black peplum top with illusion embellishment and slim black pants. The look was less Italian in spirit than previous seasons (no Sicilian bombshells here) but nicely pushed Philosophy in a new direction without turning away from the brand’s youthful DNA.

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