At the close the Alberta Ferretti show in Milan yesterday I came away with two specific impressions: ornate thigh high boots and rich colours of the rainbow. New York and London both set the record straight for colour. It’s a staple for the new season. Ferretti has taken the colours of the season and toned them down a notch. They still have that eye-popping zest to them but the colours are richer and deeper. One could almost say they are more subdued. Highlights of the collection for me were the structured orange overcoat, the turquoise 3/4 length sleeve dress with black tie belt and the slate gray one-shouldered evening gown.