Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2020 - Runway Review
February 22, 2020
“Clothes can sometimes define you. Worn with freedom they can also redefine you as tools for evolution, self-expression and transformation.” So expressed creative director Paul Andrew on his Fall 2020 Ferragamo collection. This thoroughly feminine collection expressed fluidity against six strong archetypes of women (as proposed by Carl Jung). Andrew translated said archetypes for today's modern woman -- and younger girl -- inspired by the sailor, surfer, soldier, race car driver, biker and businessman. The resulting moods were diverse and far-flung: a chain fringed skirt and dress and sculptural pockets juxtaposed against a dress garlanded with signature Vara grosgrain and one beautiful sky blue silk dress with wrapped ankle hem. And in between, there were plenty of soft, structured and pragmatic elements. As for accessories, a Ferragamo staple, footwear reflected the collection's exercise in toe-to-head dressing. Shoes included a reworked archival heeled sandal made with off-cuts of nappa leather; the new Viva in flat slingbacks and block heel thigh-highs and a croc boot made of upcycled skins.