Alberta Ferretti’s Spring 2013 show started with a mood video of crashing waves before the first model took to the runway with wet-looking hair, wearing an ivory-fringed long-sleeve dress with a light chiffon underlay.

It quickly became clear that Ms Ferretti had created a beautiful underwater world where she entranced us with more beautiful ivory beaded and fringed dresses. We then dived deeper into the collection were she unearthed some ocean-blue and marine-green delights including high-shine liquid gowns which looked like a mermaid had just emerged from the sea.

The highlights included a succession of stunning gowns draped with fishnet-like overlays shimmering with paillette embellishments, which looked like water drops, chiffon tops with trains fluttering down the runway plus dresses with intricate embroidered details that, on closer inspection, resembled sea anemones and coral reefs.

Among the red-carpet-worthy gowns we saw shorts, Chantilly lace-embroidered tops, cropped pants, blazers and a beautiful coat.

Key accessories included beautiful beaded drawstring bags, Alexis Bittar jewels and silk ankle-strap slingback heels.

Front Row: Anna Dello Russo, Alessia Marcuzzi and Franca Sozzani

Favourites: Nude gown with a net overlay and nude chiffon top with black lace embroidery paired with black shorts

Who I Would Want To See Wearing This Collection: Ariel from the ‘Little Mermaid’, Maria Sharapova, Selena Gomez, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Berenice Marlohe, Keira Knightley, Lea Michele, Olivia Wilde, Olga Kurylenko , Zhang Ziyi, Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger

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