Paul Andrew‘s latest collection for Salvatore Ferragamo was inspired by the notion of family and it translated onto the runway where pieces were seen to capture the house traditions of craft and artisanship. Andrew was able to offer a joyful collection that is light and bright for the Spring/Summer 2020 season. Leather accessories have always been at the forefront for the brand, and hardcore Ferragamo fans will not be disappointed with a reinvented house icon, the Vara shoe. The new design called Viva comes in a monochromatic colourway and is adorned with an enlarged bow for an extra feminine touch.
Apart from a strong selection of knits, playful prints in brilliantly bright hues to sophisticated, rich earthy tones were also at the forefront. Prints taking inspiration from Ammannati’s 16th Century Fountain of Neptune in Florence were played against oversized tulip prints on backless short dungarees, scarf-caps, long easy silk devore dresses and swimwear.
With the ongoing ’80s revival seen in fashion, Andrew’s reiteration of the trend was refreshing with his use of materials and colours that echoed the tradition of Murano glass-making, as seen on trenches to wide-legged dungarees. A timeless summer collection nonetheless, Andrew expresses that these are pieces that we can “cherish far beyond a single season for many summers to come.”