Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2017 - Runway Review
February 27, 2017
In his second collection for Salvatore Ferragamo, Fulvio Rigoni delivered a dramatic lineup most noticeably framed by raised collars and hoods on outerwear. Beneath it all, however, the silhouette was dynamic yet comfortable.
Sheath and slip dresses were the predominant garment of choice, with stretch pants or high-waist skirts and trousers sprinkled in for variety. The aesthetic was inspired by short films by French photographer and designer Serge Lutens, and that his aim was to make something "luxurious, comfortable and sensual.” That lean, elongated line was further accentuated by long gloves that were a modern alternative to an evening wrap.
The mixing of materials and using patchwork was in homage to the brand's founder. So a dress combined panels of mixed devore velvet stitched together with a silk and double-bonded leather. Short, even truncated, puffer coats with exaggerated collars added volume to the slim looks — many of which were paired with platform-soled, stacked heel booties by Ferragamo women’s footwear design director Paul Andrew.