MILAN — On a day when the given polarities are Gucci and Moschino, there is a considerable latitude to do just about anything imaginable apart from accessorizing prosthetic heads or body painting in the shades of La Schtroumpfette. Alberta Ferretti aligned to neither polarity, alas, but rather put forward her own due north in a collection for Fall / Winter 2018. Strong woman, intense woman, sensual woman, Ferretti was talking about the same person, a hybrid too in fact. This was no fearsome high concept collection, but rather an elegant, sophisticated, and wholly seductive take on women’s clothes for autumn. These clothes are meant for women in an actual world in which denim and leather are worn just as readily as shimmering crystalline evening gowns. Walking for Alberta Ferretti late Wednesday afternoon, then were seven models from across the Next global network including Grace Elizabeth, Rocio Marconi, Selena Forrest, Myrthe Bolt, Lucia Lopez, Blanca Padilla, and Oumie Jammeh. Thus begins Next News coverage of Milan Fashion Week.

Credits include: Client, Alberta Ferretti; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2018; Creative direction, Alberta Ferretti; Styling, Alexandra Woroniecka; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Tom Pecheux; Casting, Patrizia Pilotti; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.