The daughter of a tailor, Alberta Ferretti began her career in fashion, at the age of 18. After the successful launch of her Italian boutique, she created her eponymous couture womenswear label in 1974. With a focus on creating a cocktail-ready collection with romantic charm, her uber-feminine designs featuring signature draping techniques are regularly shown at Milan Fashion Week and have become red carpet favourites for A-list hollywood stars. The design house released its sister label, PHILOSOPHY in 1984, with the aim to give a youthful twist on the main collection. The PHILOSOPHY range of belts has a nautical feel, with rope details, anchors and shells featuring across the designs.