Alberta Ferretti took inspiration from the depths of the ocean for her spring/summer show, adding a touch of theatricality to the opening day of Milan Fashion Week. Models with slicked-back, wet-look hair showcased form-flattering dresses in watery shades of green and blue; soft waves of fabric cascaded into full-length capes and gathered at peplum waists, while sequined nets were layered over simple bias-cut skirts and tailored trousers. Sheer panels were used to great effect, moving over shimmering fabrics like translucent pools and giving just a glimpse of the jewelled treasures hidden beneath. The oceanic theme was made more overt by clusters of coral creeping over shoulders of shift dresses and the more dramatic black and navy gowns took inspiration from the ocean’s undiscovered depths. In many ways this was an archetypal Ferretti collection, feminine, floaty and red carpet-ready, but the addition of an oceanic theme gave the range an extra depth and a sense of fun that is sometimes missing from the Milanese catwalk.