Just last week, I told you about Doo-Ri Chung’s upcoming collection for Macy’s, but this week, I heard about the next designer up for an Impulse capsule and I can say with all honesty that this is the one I’d wait in line for in a heartbeat. In two months, Alberta Ferretti will join the ranks of other Macy’s collaborators like Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli, and I have faith that she’ll blow them all out of the water. I’ve been a fan of her eponymous line and Philosophy since my worship of fashion first burgeoned, and my favorite thing to see on the runway season after season is expertly draped, ethereal dresses, blouses, and skirting that just ooze craftsmanship and devotion to creating a work of wearable art — this describes Alberta’s designs to a T.
The collection, comprised of thirty pieces (two sketches are shown above), will be available at Macy’s starting April 17, and WWD says it will contain “feminine dresses, peasant blouses, garden-party looks, oversize and abstract floral prints, knitwear and delicate fabrications like chiffon and voile,” all of which is to be expected considering Ferretti’s ready-to-wear aesthetic. The Italian designer drew her inspiration for the collection from her home, the Amalfi Coast, and she says, “The collection I created is fresh and bright, featuring light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country and is at the same time true to my style.” I guess that means I can put an end to my seemingly endless web browsing for “summer clothes” — Alberta and Macy’s have me covered.