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Alberta Ferretti

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– Aeffe
– Co-founded Aeffe in 1976
– Extended company outside Italy in 1994
– Sanpaolo IMI held 20% share in Aeffe from 2000 to 2006
– Aeffe held 50% stake in Narciso Rodriguez fashion house
– Designed first collection in 1973 and showcased in Milan in 1981
– Known for twisting, tucking, and draping techniques in designs
– Introduced chiffon and jersey fashions in spring 2008 collection
– Presented collection at The Brandery fashion show in Barcelona in 2011
– Unveiled brands first athleisure capsule collection in 2021

– Licensing
– Signed deal with Procter & Gamble for fragrance line in 2000
– Launched first women’s fragrance in 2009
– Collaborations
– Worked with Emma Watson on Pure Threads collection in 2011
– Launched eco-friendly capsule collection with Livia Firth in 2019
– Created staff uniforms for Alitalia in 2018
– Designed limited-edition Lancia Ypsilon compact car in 2022
– Diffusion line
– Operating Philosophy, a diffusion line since 1984
– Showcasing collections at New York Fashion Week
– Past creative directors include Natalie Ratabesi and Lorenzo Serafini
– Stores
– Opened in-store boutiques at Bergdorf Goodman in 1998
– First American freestanding store in SoHo for Philosophy collection
– Philosophy collection targeted at younger women
– West Broadway store designed by Manhattan architect David Ling
– Recognition
– Invited to a reception by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1988
– Received the America Award from the Italy-USA Foundation in 2018

Alberta Ferretti (Wikipedia)

Alberta Ferretti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrta ferˈretti]; ) is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker. She designs for her namesake brand Alberta Ferretti, and designed for Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti until 2014. Her showroom is in Milan, Italy but her studio is in her native village of Cattolica, near Rimini, Italy.

Alberta Ferretti
Cat Deeley in Alberta Ferretti at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, 2011
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