For Salvatore Ferragamo, spring/summer 2022 is the first time the house hosted a physical show since the pandemic following the exit of former creative director Paul Andres. Taking over the reins is Guillaume Meilland, who has been at the helm of Ferragamo menswear since 2016. took up the torch for womenswear this season.
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For Meilland’s foray into womenswear, he brings with him his menswear aesthetic: Lines are clean and simple, and constructions are easy and free moving, and trousers on both men and women are slouchy, sitting easily on the hip. Elsewhere, fabrics are manipulated or cut out to form intriguing silhouettes with seemingly diverse inspirations, like a midriff-baring gown that warps enigmatically around the body, long dresses that are somewhere between kaftans and Sirwals, and skirts that were wrapped in the style of Egyptian schenti.
Digging deep into the archives, there was also a revival of the tiger print on dresses and men’s shirt, and a 1970s floral motif reimagined by artist Julien Colombier as large scale print on an oversized shirt.
As for accessories, the Studio bag is both upsized and miniaturised where they are turned into little gold coffers, like precious objects of desire.