Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

The Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti? Pre-war romance!

Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

Ferretti's no enemy of gauzy gauzy femininity any time, but loving the over-the-top Bloomsbury feel of this!


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

Okay, this openwork gardening apron verges on bizarre, but there were lots of these meta-garments all over the runways.


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

Absurdly romantic, a touch Laura Ashley - but so pretty.


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

This juxtaposition of hard and soft feels very Vanessa Bell-at-Charleston.


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

Made for a garden party - ideally one involving apple trees.


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

The embroidered detailing is another vintagey nod.


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

Simple and perfect.


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

Isadora Duncan could have danced in this gauzy number


Sitting In An English Garden (In Milan) With Alberta Ferretti

The motoring veil almost distracted me from this rather odd, rather mod little mini.

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