Daywear trumped Alberta Ferretti’s signature ethereal evening frills for pre-fall. Lest anyone assume daytime gear and its inherent practicality come off as boring in comparison to the drama of gowns — not so in Ferretti’s world. She infused tailored separates with dramatic animalia, embroidering a camel-and-black coat with snake and panther motifs, working furs in feral stripes and anchoring looks in wildcat motif boots. A bold statement for sure, the exotica was controlled by sharp silhouettes, and segued into dreamier fare including delicate silk dresses with lace details and a jewel-toned group of dresses, coat and shifts.

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