Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring showing started off on a surprisingly fabulous note- the house’s signature rainbow wedge made an appearance on the catwalk. I say ‘surprising’ because creative director Massimiliano Giornetti has appeared reluctant to dip into the house archives in the past, yet here he plucked the company’s most famous icon, gave it a subtle update in monochrome gray suede and reinvented it to become the open-toe snakeskin mule that strutted down the Milan catwalk for the world to covet.
Spring 2015 brings a Salvatore Ferragamo collection that fuses the propriety of the house’s heritage with Signoir Giornetti’s forward thinking aesthetic.
The result is remarkably pure with practicality and ease of movement being big design features. Lines were kept clean and unfussy, with stark silhouettes and sporty shapes dominating the runway looks. Dresses and gowns were fluid and elegant; graceful sheafs that skimmed the body, breathtaking long halter dresses that clung to the torso like a second skin before flaring softly to the knee. These beautiful dresses are a perfect choice for the classically- inclined Ferragamo woman, while those with a bit more daring will go for more architectural tops and skirts spliced with snakeskin. The house has perfectly catered for all.
Sporty knits and outerwear were other key features, while stunning jackets and coats were included in the line-up. One particular stunner was a fabulous camel-colored cape trimmed in snakeskin that exuded a sense of understated ease and casual luxury. It’s the sort of thing that you’d find in an elegant and seasoned traveler’s wardrobe, and is a piece that many globetrotters will be fighting over come Spring.
As always, the Ferragamo collection placed a huge emphasis on constructing elegant yet practical clothing out of luxury materials, with only the finest silks, skins and cashmere being considered. Many pieces were spiced up with snakeskin and it was seen lining the insides and edges of the sportier looks. Its definitely a new direction for the venerable house and I love it.
Signoir Giornetti’s S/s 2015 collection for Salvatore Ferragamo is both beautiful- and the most cohesive and inventive showing that he’s done for the house to date. After a couple of seasons spent searching for the right path, it has definitely been found.
Fabulously done Ferregamo!