Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 25, 2016
All in all, it was a solid show. With the departure of creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, the Salvatore Ferragamo’s transitional period showcased the Florentine fashion house’s strengths.
As the show notes explained, the “collection reconnects with its stylistic heritage and progresses with contemporary experimentation.” The conservative showcase delivered brand staples: bright colors and splashes of bold florals, unfussy yet ultra-feminine, resort-ready dresses, and subtle crocodile detailing on dresses, belts, bags, and even the collar of one breezy jacket.
On the accessory front, Paul Andrew’s debut as design director of shoes will debut for pre-fall. For spring, the shoes were updates of the iconic Rainbow platform, here morphed into a platform wedge socklike sneaker and strappy futuristic Goth sandal set on the same clunky sole.
As for the clothes, they were primarily relegated to slim skirt and dress silhouettes with a swishy hem and odd floral print here and there. While primarily nipped-waisted, some came with voluminous, rounded shoulders and bunched sleeves; others with ruched or corseted bodices. Showcased in color blocked acid pastels and brights that popped against drab brown, black and green, they looked terrific in the tailored sportswear separates.