Alberta Ferretti has handed over creative direction for her younger brand Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti to Brit designer Natalie Ratabesi.
The legendary designer explained her decision by saying: “I felt that the time had come to give Philosophy a more independent and autonomous vision, allowing me to dedicate myself entirely to the Alberta Ferretti collection and other related projects.” She further added: “I am confident that Natalie, with her femininity and boundless energy, will best express the fundamental spirit of the Philosophy collection.”
Natalie, who has worked at Valentino and Ralph Lauren, expressed her excitement by saying: “I have always marveled at Alberta Ferretti’s enduring aesthetic, her clean and contemporary elegance, and it is my desire to project Philosophy’s unique, timeless style and effortless femininity, which have always distinguished the brand, into the future.”
Natalie’s debut collection will be for Autumn Winter 2013.
By Jil Dallmayr