Sophisticated, whimsical, ethereal. The Alberta Ferretti spring 2013 show has carried the audience in the mystical world of mermaids and aquatic motifs. Check out the show's best highlights.

A veritable display of elegance, sophistication and whimsicality marked the Alberta Ferretti spring 2013 show. The designer chose to reflect the aquatic world through a series of spectacular elegant ensembles that exude femininity and excite imagination despite their subtlety. Flowing fabrics, intricate details, a melange of simplicity and daintiness can make even every heart melt regardless of whether you define yourself as a tomboy or a girly girl.

The new season doesn't seem as flashy and conspicuous as previous ones. However, this proves a great idea since we are able to experiment with more discreet displays of the motifs we love while still tackling the latest trends with confidence. The designer's inclination towards romance and sophistication left the audience in awe once again as the looks encouraged viewers to transport themselves into a fascinating world where mermaids are the style goddesses.

With fringe embroidery, pale organza, lamés, it became pretty easy to summarize the choices as luminous and to be irremediably seduced by the label's flowy alternatives. From sophisticated cocktail dresses to evening gowns, each choice managed to stay true to its theme. With intricate textural details, there's little need for extras in order to maintain visual interest. Naturally, the color palette also stays true to the theme which means plenty of blue tones, nude or even black.

Though the gorgeous gowns steal all the spotlight, there's definitely something to be said about the beauty choices as well as they complete the theme perfectly. The slicked back, wet hair trend makes a comeback, while the minimal, natural makeup style enhances the subtlety and magnetic appeal of the looks even more. The label's mission has been accomplished once again. The looks are definitely memorable and the experience is certainly extremely enjoyable.

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