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2012 October 25

Natalie Ratabesi Named Creative Director at Philosophy

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(NEW YORK) Alberta Ferretti has passed the ceremonial baton to Natalie Ratabesi, naming the British designer creative director of Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. Ratabesi's first collection will be for Fall 2013 shown at New York Fashion Week in February.

"I felt that the time had come to give Philosophy a more independent and autonomous vision, allowing me to dedicate myself entirely to the Alberta Ferretti collection and other related projects," explained Ferretti in a statement.

Ratabesi, a Central Saint Martins grad, previously served as senior creative director at Polo Ralph Lauren. She's also held positions at brands including Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, and at Dior under John Galliano.

Commenting on her new role, Ratabes said: "It's an honor for me to accept this opportunity I was given. I have always marveled at Alberta Ferretti's enduring aesthetic, her clean and contemporary elegance, and it is my desire to project Philosophy's unique, timeless style and effortless femininity, which have always distinguished the brand, into the future."
MARIA DENARDO




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