From the runway
Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2022: Progressive Interaction
Reimagining the house’s classics.
For Pre-Fall 2022 Salvatore Ferragamo renews its heritage of innovation to create a freshly progressive paradigm for contemporary dressing.
Artisanal techniques are melted with technological processes in order to refine and recontextualise the character and characteristics of the season’s clothes and accessories. The result is a collection that has a double soul – both committedly cutting edge and deeply traditional. Categories including eyewear and shoes make it new for the season sustainable options, bolstering the Ferragamo portfolio of planet positive practice.
Spanning resort to winter, the season’s progressive aesthetic encompasses a punchily elemental palette running from Aragosta, Cedrata, Hibiscus, Melagrana and Technicolor Yellow to Golfo Blue, Bleached Denim, Calce and Mangiarotti Carrara. The lusciously restrained palm print by Julien Colombier returns from SS22 on kaftans, swimwear, and a tailored tracksuit. A subtly etched midnight blue jacquard tuxedo for men or a Gancini embroidered cotton silk twill shirt and shorts both use pattern to excavate identity. A rich poncho skirt features a flash of intensely colored leather to punctuate personality. Mohair grunge rainbow knit sweaters for all genders exemplify the panorama of personalities at play. A bonded knit and black-finished metallic wrap skirt plus surgically cut, angularly articulated sartorial suiting both articulate the counter-cultural undercurrent – sophisticatedly unconventional – that runs through the collection.
The foundation of every Ferragamo collection, this season’s footwear offer runs from the assertive to the beguiling in order to youthfully deconstruct and reshape the component codes of the house. Powerfully heeled Gancini detailed equestrian boots for her and textured leather derbies and chelsea boots for him are countered by summer slide flats, driver shoes in kudu and sustainable rubber, jeweled sandals, contoured feminine slingbacks, and a delicately articulated Vara loafer. A big step forward.
Bags and Accessories
New half-moon bags supplement the house’s bucket bag, while the Ferragamo Studio Bag family is expanded into the masculine realm as a versatile and emphatic portage solution.
The Trifolio bag is enrichingly reimagined in a sustainable metallic weave to create compelling texture.
The iconic house Gancini is hammered and texturized as a buckle to reflect the patina of the metallic/knit bonded skirt below. The Gancini is further recontextualised into characterfully abstract jewelry. A new family of sunglasses combines sustainable manufacture with an irresistible 8 color palette to create a rainbow of arresting eyewear options, expanding the vision of a collection that marries know-how and reinvention to add radical character to the Ferragamo pantheon.
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