The color palette for next winter is mainly black or white, joined by deep shades of red, green, and blue. Fabrics range from sumptuous velvet and satin to country tweeds.
Footwear comes in dainty gold embroidered slippers and velvet pumps with a discreet heel.
The models wore little makeup, and their hair was gathered in a demure French twist.
Heavy pendant earrings in the shape of a cross of honor completed the no-nonsense look.
‘‘Every woman deserves one of those,’’ Alberta Ferretti said before the show.