Nicolò Beretta was the youngest ever designer to scoop FN’s Emerging Designer of the Year award for his Giannico shoe line in 2016. In September the 23 year-old added another string to his bow when he was appointed creative director for heritage Italian label L’Autre Chose across both footwear and ready-to-wear.
His full fall ’19 collection will launch later this year but today, to celebrate International Women’s Day, he’s making his grand debut — a high summer capsule with window takeovers and popups at La Rinascente department stores in Milan, Rome, Florence and Turin.
L’Autre Chose high summer ’19 capsule collection at La Rinascente.
CREDIT: La Rinascente
Appropriately for International Women’s Day, inspiration is the radical chic of a contemporary Marie Antoinette; macramé dresses and shirts with drop pearls at the hem are perfect for floating around Versailles. “I was thinking about the farm in the grounds of the Chateau where she played the country girl,” Beretta told me.
The shoe heroine is the dramatic ruched Madeleine slipper — scarlet patent leather with contrast ivory toecap and architectural plissé upper.
L’Autre Chose Madeleine slipper.
CREDIT: L’Autre Chose
While the label has always been the fashion insider’s secret shoe weapon, garments have played more of a cameo role but