As the European winters seem to last longer every year designer Massimiliano Giornetti made a smart decision making his coats the main focus of the show. He styled off at least half of his looks with a statement coat or jacket. Like a pinstripe jacket, a fur coat or a thick tuxedo jacket that might do the job outdoor too.
Besides a few navy blue and plum additions it was an all black and white collection. Shades that made it easier to focus on the design and details, like sheer parts, simple necklaces (sometimes worn in pairs) and tied up Japanese obi-belts.
Giornetti wasn’t trying too hard to be different or go with any flow. He just created a bunge of slightly minimalistic dresses and coats. Nothing too crazy, yet right on track for the woman that loves to show style without putting herself out there too much. His leather coats were wearable and modern, perfect to last throughout an average winter season. Even if the snow is lasting till March, like this year.
It might have been a summer collection we were watching; today Ferragamo was all about coats. Strong trench coats with military details followed each other in a fast pace during the show. Done in shades of beige, kaki, off white and black they looked extremely wearable.
They were either matched with slim pants and ankle boots in the same shade or skirts and knee high, peep toe boots in which many of the girls almost took a tumble. Massimiliano Giornetti worked with lots of different styles and fabrics. He used mesh tops, suede and leather together in one look and thanks to the fact that he did every look in just one color that worked out perfectly.
Giornetti’s creations might not have been very exciting when it comes to shape; he did make sure every look had something grabbing your attention as it came down the runway. He used sheer lace details, leather accents (snake skin and croc too) and added a touch of shiny metallic to glam it all up. The result? A selection of fine day wear clothing, which can easily be mixed and matched into any woman’s wardrobe. And perhaps she can look for another pair of knee high boots…
Designer Massimiliano Giornetti was inspired by L.A.’s Pop Art scene in the seventies and the work of artist David Hockney. Result: lots of clashing bright colors like orange, spearmint, lemon-yellow, red and pastel blues and greens. The style had a crisp, sporty vibe.
The colors were splashed with Seventies-style belted car coats, lightweight cotton blazers with contrast piping, carrot pants, double-sided cotton trenches, and leather sneakers. It was an all optimistic collection, but the colorblocking was sometimes a bit too overwhelming.
You don’t have to tell designer Massimiliano Giornetti anything about power dressing, he knows what he is doing at Ferragamo. The fall-collection was powerful in all it’s classic, elegant tailoring: suits and coats were strong and sharp, the ingredients soft and often velvet-like. Tweeds, bold herringbone and speckled wools for outerwear, with colored velvet and moiré silks for evening jackets. Footwear stood out, especially the two toned dress shoes.
The colors were a mix of rusts and berry tones often mixing together different shades on looks through to the accessories.
After seasons with neutrals, nudes and black and white today Massimiliano Giornetti brought in the bright colors. He showed a vivid collection full of super feminine looks; silk pants with blouses, jumpsuit and lots of sexy, sophisticated dresses and shiny evening gowns with high slits and big bows.
Most of the designs had gorgeous exotic prints (a mix of leaves and animal prints) on them in great summery shades. Blue, purple, red, pink, turquoise were beautifully mixed and matched throughout the show. The colorblock looks felt a little like last season (the popular Gucci and Fendi collections) though.
But no matter how renewing this collection was; there were more than enough great looks to pull from it for any kind of festivity. The clothes felt luxurious and together with the great accessories (cool clutches and sexy shoes) Salvatore Ferragamo is known for, they resulted in some amazing summer looks.
Oh boys, you’re in for a treat! The new Salvatore Ferragamo collection is going to make your day. Silhouette-wise, that is. As in some of the other brands new summer collections Ferragamo too opted for nonchalant elegance.
The pants were loose; the jackets appeared comfortable and some of the knitwear looked cosy. Jackets either were double breasted or had double pockets and were worn with a band tied around the waist.
It felt great for spring/summer; the colors (white, olive green, beige, sand, black). Finished off with some cool sun hats, peeptoe (!!) shoes, shoulder bags and sunglasses we couldn’t think of any reason not to wanna wear Ferragamo next year.
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At Salvatore Ferragamo the seventies played a part in styling, from the big coats and bohemian layers ’till the turtlenecks and suede shirts with laced up closures. The Doors’ Riders on the Storm and Lou Reed were on the soundtrack and added that extra atmosphere to the presentation.
Color also played a major part in this collection and ran from off white and beige to red, bordeaux, blue and petrol. Different textures were mixed, and hats (the accessory of this season) and big scarves were added. The overall silhouette was fitted, with slim jackets, straight pants, simple knits and suede shirts.
On Sunday Massimiliano Giornetti showed his second women’s collection for Salvatore Ferragamo. He used the free-spirited, bohemian, gypsy feeling from the late sixties movie La Piscine for inspiration, which we think was a good choice.
His luxurious, yet relaxed collection started off with lots of nudes. Sexy swimwear, airy, floor-sweeping dresses, long coats and comfy (slightly flared) pants. Head scarves, simple necklaces, big bags and small belts gave all looks their finishing touch.
Halfway the show some pastels, olive green and dark slate grey gave a bit more color to the designs. Remarkable were the tummy revealing puffy tops shown through the whole collection, yet Giornetti made them in such a way they didn’t look cheap.
He ended the show with several sheer evening gowns which gracefully moved with every step the models took. A great ending of a chic collection with perfect designs to hit the beach in, yet also enough clothes for a day in the city.
After the sound of trampling hoofs the Ferragamo models slowly came on to the runway. The collection meant to present the elegance and pride of ‘a man on horseback’ and show his sophistication and casual look.
This resulted in great balanced outfits in warm natural colors like orange, chocolate brown, velvet and red.
The models wore loose-knitted scarfs with long fringes. They looked comfortable in some large knitted cardigans with leather belts on top of them.
Ferragamo’s trousers were striped and his thick jackets had the tartan look going on. A few good old toggle coats came by and we saw some dignified jackets with a smooth satin finishing.
Altogether the use of knitwear, leather and cashmere made up for a luxurious-looking Ferragamo collection.