Italian luxury fashion house, Salvatore Ferragamo, is following the success of last year’s Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo women’s capsule of leather goods collection in a brand new collaboration.
Combining quirkiness with complex craftsmanship, geometric patterning with curvaceous forms, and linking heritage to modernity, the Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2017 collection channels founder Salvatore Ferragamo’s restless desire for innovative design in a series of striking bags created for the modern woman.
Consisting of six models in an assortment of styles, the collection sees Sara Battaglia playfully juxtapose two classic Salvatore Ferragamo motifs: the zigzag and the House’s signature ‘Gancio’ emblem. The zigzag has long been a Ferragamo hallmark, and Battaglia reworks the geometric icon in providing freshness, femininity and an Italian spirit.
The zigzag becomes the vertical patchwork that forms the entire body of the shopping bag, presented in both graphic black and white and muted ‘winter’ rainbow – totes and flapbags incorporate the same jagged visual device into intricate stitching details and the multi-layering of finest leather which are then softened by the presence of the rounded golden Gancio lock.
An accompanying range of fur charms has been designed to attach to any bag. Echoing the zigzag motif, the charms add further vibrancy to the collection and highlight Sara Battaglia’s own exuberant design aesthetic.
By combining a rich understanding of Italian craftsmanship with her family’s longstanding artistic lifestyle, Battaglia has garnered recognition for her fresh and modern bag designs.
“I’m excited and honored to be collaborating once again with the House of Salvatore Ferragamo,” says Battaglia. “I consider this collection to be the confirmation of our shared values, our similar creative mindset, and our collective commitment to quality craftsmanship and the notion of Made in Italy.”
The Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2017 collaboration represents the latest example of Salvatore Ferragamo’s historical mentoring, which started with the founder’s investment in Italy’s world-class craftsmanship. This investment continues today through the company’s Fondazione Ferragamo, which sponsors both college and graduate artisans.
The Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo collection will be available in stores from April 2017. For more news and updates on Salvatore Ferragamo, access here.