For Autumn/Winter 2016, Salvatore Ferragamo introduces a collection that is heavily moved by elegant yet exciting juxtapositions. Textures collide, volumes mingle, and monotone fabrics are spruced up with vibrant colours and motifs, creating garments and accessories that are beyond energetic and lively.
Creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo Massimiliano Giornetti looks to art movements of the 1920s and ’30s, constructing the collection around the theme ‘assemblage’ – an intricate mishmash boasting ideas and experimentation executed with masterful Italian craftsmanship which mirrors the innovative spirit of the brand.
The core of the collection lies in geometric shapes; with the zigzag utilised on knitwear dresses and quilted satin tops, or as an angular edge finishing that offsets the softness of a double-faced cashmere coat. This denial of impeccable coordination brings about modernity to the masterful collection that stirs the senses and invigorates emotions.
The result is a silhouette that teases the aristocratic woman with a maverick streak, with her femininity accentuated by zigzag belts and her girly side highlighted in the printed lining of capes and quilted skirts. The zigzag reappears on the kaleidoscopic ankle boots in suede and lizard skin, while handbags enunciate geometry though checks, stripes and zigzags.
The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection by Salvatore Ferragamo celebrates the nonchalance of the modern woman.