Our Favorite Features in Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti’s Fall Collection

It only took a few clicks of the mouse for us to fall head-over-heels in love with the latest collection from Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. We wouldn’t be surprised if Ferretti was influenced by Rosemary’s Baby, after dinner mints, or a combination of the two. A palette rich in pastel prettiness and plenty of retro quirks ensures these looks will be on our minds for months to come, so we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite fashion features which make this collection so downright mesmerizing.

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A diamond-shaped pattern in two or more colors. This iconic pattern, which easily achieves three-dimensionality thanks to the overlapping of diamond shapes, originated in the tartan of Clan Campbell of Aryll, Scotland during the 17th century.

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Babydoll Dress
[ba·by·doll dress]
FIRST KNOWN USE: Early 1960s

A dress silhouette with a high neckline and gathers or pleats hanging from the waistline. This noteworthy silhouette got its name because of its likeness to doll dresses from the 1930s.

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A fabric woven or knit with metallic yarn typically in gold, silver, or copper. This fabric, known for its glossy, glamorous sheen, is typically made from silk, cotton, or wool.

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Trapeze Coat
[tra·peez koht]

A coat that’s narrow at the shoulders and follows straight lines into a wide hem, creating a pyramid-like shape. This cut was developed by Yves Saint Laurent for House of Dior in 1958 and was originally used for a dress. It came back to popularity in 1986.


An oft-perforated toe cap that, when viewed from above, looks like a round-bottomed “W” due to its peaked center and swooping sides. The eponymous shoe with this toe cap attained mainstream popularity in the 50s but was created in Ireland and Scotland, where there perforations helped drain the shoe after its wearer crossed wet ground such as in a bog.

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    Brielle 02/16/2011 at 10:05 am #

    Oh, cute stuff! I <3 the babydoll.

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    Birta 02/16/2011 at 10:11 am #

    Oh my word, I’m in love!

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    C 02/16/2011 at 10:22 am #

    Argyle is awesome. I like all the things you mentioned besides the lame.

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    katie 02/16/2011 at 11:03 am #

    Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! All of the above please! Are you all drooling over those big chunky heels too? So dreamy! **sigh**
    xoxo kat

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    Natalie B. (ModCloth) 02/16/2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I am in LOVE with that flower-adorned babydoll dress/strappy gold heel combo. So girlie, yet so chic!

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    Lauren Helen 02/16/2011 at 6:24 pm #

    My favourite thing about the collection were the colours! So unconventional to use pastels in a fall collection, but soooo pretty! I especially loved the first purple coat, with the huge white collar. <3

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    Roxanne the Dainty Librarian 02/16/2011 at 7:01 pm #

    I will never get tired of argyle, so classic!

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    Laura (ModCloth) 02/16/2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I want to dye Easter eggs, now 🙂 Light, springy colors are here again – shwew, bye bye winter!

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