For fall, Massimiliano Giornetti looked to the linear graphics of the 1920s and ’30s, creating a bright multicoloured striped runway at Salvatore Ferragamo. And it proved to be the perfect backdrop for his clothes–both the beautifully clean monotone and the ultra colourful.
Everything worked in bands and lines here. Horizontal pieces of ribbed knits were spliced together in witty mixes of color blocks and then paired with tightly-pleated skirts. Even his shoes—slim cabana striped T-straps picked up the theme.
Sticking to the stripes motif was not limiting, though. It forced him to get creative. He folded flaps of alternating colors in a tunic-and-pencil skirt combo, while in another, golden zippers provided graphic edge to a black tunic dress. A handful of all-white pieces featured tiers of micro pleats or, as seen on a refined coat, seamed panels with a tulip hem.
The lines gave way to abstract checks and bold chevron skirts and blouses—still maintaining the clean silhouettes. A particularly smart look was a pastel and mustard chevron fur.
Giornetti’s color combinations were bright, bold and interesting and were paired together in a season-less palette. And certainly, between the furs and silky spaghetti strap dresses, Ferragamo is clearly focusing on its global customers’ needs…One woman’s winter is another’s summer.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US