Each Fashion Week brings new shoe trends. We witnessed many fabulous shoe designs from the shows in New York and London. Moving forward, Milan Fashion Week has some of the biggest fashion shows. Thanks to these events we know what to expect for Spring 2018. Starting from Gucci, Prada, Alberta Ferretti, to Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, Italians know how to do shoes. Striking prints, electric colors and chic heels are a must-have for spring 2018.
Donatella’s Spring 2018 collection was full of show-stopping prints. The designer recreated some of the most iconic collections of her brother. Aside from placing the vibrant prints on clothes and bags, she also did that on shoes. Versace borrowed Gianni’s most popular prints from the 90s. You could see over-the-knee boots with vibrant pop art designs of Marilyn Monroe’s face and rich baroque prints on sandals. A huge standout of the night was the astonishing, overly-embellished thigh-high black boots.
Dolce & Gabbana are always the ones that surprise with unusual, eye-catching shoe trends. For Spring 2018 the Italian designer duo once again chose vibrant colors and floral prints. Most of their sandals and booties featured a block heel. Dolce and Gabbana did a glorious mix of colors, glitter, pearls, and stones in their shoe designs. With these two it’s always about luxury, so this time, things weren’t any different.
Salvatore Ferragamo is another designer that presented stunning shoe trends. One of the most beautiful designs of the week is the snakeskin boots by Ferragamo. Salvatore’s sandals, boots, and shoes had a fun golden sectioned heel that made the designs even more impactful.
If you are a real shoe lover, take a look at these electric trends for Spring 2018, straight from the runways at Milan Fashion Week.
The Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter 2017-18 collection showed off the true understanding of the feminine form without playing into skin-tight themes, with the exception of the full-length gloves that were worn with many of the looks. There were fitted looks, fur accents that created incredibly full collars and overall creatively designed pieces that are hard to describe, but aesthetically they were incredibly interesting and pleasing.
The 44-piece collection was a bit of a journey, in a pleasant and really wearable feeling way. Fulvio Rigoni did an exceptional job with this collection that at times seemed full of surreal moodiness given form. There were so many different elements that could have gone very left and uncomfortable, but he kept the reins on his design and turned out incredibly exciting pieces.
Architectural and sculptural elements worked well with animal prints done in subdued and muted colors, as well as unexpected bright shades alongside colored leather in shades of brown green and purple. The sculpted appearances of many of the pieces also helped the ever-present puffer coat and vest options along with a twist that was well appreciated.
According to Fulvio Rigoni, the inspiration for the Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2017 collection came from a TV campaign done by Serge Lutens for Jun Ropé that aired in the Seventies. Of the source of his inspiration, Rigoni said: “His idea of beauty is very peculiar and kind of surreal. I translated it into very real.”
The Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter 2017 collection is everything it should be and more; it shows promise of incredible future shows. Even though everything did not mesh together perfectly, there was nothing that could not be adjusted or worn with a certain attitude. There are many fashion choices everywhere that do and do not appeal to others, but in this case, I believe that we will be seeing a lot of these pieces worn throughout the fall and winter season.
The future collections Rigoni will produce will only get better – this is obvious. Once he really finds his stride, his runway presentations will be awe-inspiring, as this collection itself was intriguing and enticing even with its slight flaws. He really tried to make the collection an evolving one that can be worn in multiple seasons, rather than just those with a chill.
This is only Fulvio’s second collection for Salvatore Ferragamo, but with the addition of a bit more depth and a bolder approach towards glamour and drama he will be capable of stunning his audience in the best of ways.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
It’s always hard to see a label lose its creative director and for someone else in the company to unexpectedly step in to keep the ball rolling as smoothly as possible. That is the case with the Salvatore Ferragamo house as the spring/summer 2017 collection showcased on the Milan Fashion Week runway was created by Fulvio Rigoni, the head of design for the women’s ready-to-wear section, after longtime creative director Massimiliano Giornetti exited the scene following his February women’s show.
Rigoni seems to have been a good choice tough as his vision for where the house should be heading seems sound enough, the use of the top trends, particularly athleisure and a feminine air, brought to the forefront of the collection’s creation. With 43 different looks available to us, it was rather lovely to see so many bold colors on the catwalk, from the bright yellows to the deep reds and different shades of blues and greens. We even had a gorgeous melon pink suit that the professional world would be rejoicing in.
Overall, there was quite a bit of energy to be found and the collection itself was of a more mature taste, with a corporate vision and a love for the female form that appears to quite easily draw attention. While the sportier nature is a bit lost throughout, the general outlook is more fun and flirty, simple yet professional, a working woman who also knows how to have fun.
The sleeves come in varying lengths, the hems are generally always falling about the knees and the appearance of pants is a lovely addition for the woman, who prefers to be more comfortable throughout the day and is not as much into the skirted outfits. There is a certain puffiness appearing here and there, either on trousers or particularly on sleeves, giving the collection an intriguing addition of trends not found everywhere yet for the spring.
Some rather lovely selections found on the Salvatore Ferragamo spring/summer 2017 runway include the show how opens with – floral print and knee-length, with half sleeves slightly puffed at the shoulders and a higher neckline. The high-waist narrow skirt with the fluted hem caught our attention as well, the cropped anorak equally enticing as they came into view made in some lovely fabrics that appeared quite comfortable from our perch.
Floral dresses appeared all over, but it was the stark and simple colors that caught our attention best. They are not high impact of course, but they make for a great ready-to-wear lineup, albeit playing a bit too much on the safe side. We can appreciate that as well, particularly when you have so many designers adding way too much to their collections and merely convoluting the whole thing.
Finally, the footwear is what will be selling like hotcakes by Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes being the house’s best feature in any case. Wedge sandals appeared by the dozen, while crocheted sock shoes went well with the sportier pieces on the runway. Some criticize the fact that even the shoes did not wow us, and while that is correct, we definitely enjoyed seeing the ladies clad in these designs.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
This fall/winter season, third generation Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo brought us to our knees with yet another outstanding collection. Now, they’ve gone ahead and given it further context, with a series of imagery and a short film. Acting as an incredibly enchanting insight into lo splendore della vita, or ‘the splendour of life’, each piece elaborates on the inspiration for their most recent collection. The two-part Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2016 campaign was a collaborative effort between a number of creative souls, and brings to life with amazing clarity the inspiration behind Massimiliano Giornetti’s most recent collection.
French stylist Marie Chaix worked her magic on the color and print heavy range, expertly matching the intensity of the linear prints and bold hues with the subtle yet complimentary textures and lines. Her selection and combination of prints throughout every facets of each outfit provoked a sense of effortlessness in each arrangement that allows for total appreciation of each piece, on its own and in conjunction with others.
The stars of the show were undoubtedly Ferragamo’s leather goods – shoes, bags and clutches gave context to each scene; classic pieces with novel yet strangely tasteful twists. Colorful variations of the ‘Aileen’ bag dominated the initial stages of the film (the patchwork leather style is particularly phenomenal), followed by the ‘Sofia’ in cheery two-tone combinations that set the heart racing.
Classic suede heels and the signature Vara pump grounded otherwise intense ensembles, while other pieces brought their own special touch to the outfit. Stand-outs include a particularly stunning pair of black booties that incorporated vibrant pink hues in another warped linear print and one outstanding pair of basic black full length boots. Whether on purpose or by accident, through this campaign, the house has demonstrated the immense usefulness and versatility of the statement piece once again.
Shot on location in a bright and sunny Italian villa, the Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2016 campaign features models Ming Xi, Valery Kaufman, Ine Neefs and James Rousseau (who also provided the soundtrack for the film), who did their garments inimitable justice as they depict a whimsical game of hide and seek. Gallivanting through the sparse rooms and perfectly manicured gardens of the villa, adorned in impossibly perfect garb, the game becomes silly in its playfulness and one can’t help but be brought in and included in the innocent joie de vivre of the scene.
The imagery, shot by renowned fashion photographer Craig McDean, still maintained an airiness similar to that of its film counterpart; yet took on a somewhat moodier palette. According the Ferragamo’s website, the images look to capture and portray “the spirit of today’s cultivated global traveller, in his or her own leisurely quest for pleasure and contentment”.
Disposed in the various arrays of waiting, and looking utterly perfect on all fronts, each shot does seem to impart the impression of being on the way to something, subtly speaking to the quiet appreciation of refined luxuries in all moments.
If nothing else, the Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter 2016 campaign is a delight to watch; but on upon closer inspection has served to develop the enduring ethos of timeless style that lies at the heart of the Florence based luxury brand. With a certain encapsulating the combination of experience and innovation that powers Ferragamo’s success and permeates its design process, the campaign truly captures the essence of the brand.
Photos courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
Another day, another shake-up in the fashion industry: Florence-based fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is left without a creative director, as Italian fashion designer Massimiliano Giornetti exits the house after a 16-year long tenure. Massimiliano Giornetti joined Ferragamo back in 2000, first as the head of design for men’s wear, then, 11 years later, as the label’s creative director.
Giornetti is thus joining the growing list of all those A-list fashion designers who are stepping down from the world’s leading fashion houses, among which Alber Elbaz, former creative director at Lanvin, and Raf Simons from Dior surely are the most notorious examples. Like Dior’s headquarters, Salvatore Ferragamo will also leave it up to the in-house team to design the label’s next collections, as its members are, according to marketing and strategic consultant Armando Mammina, “perfectly capable of developing the brand’s core accessories business, which is often continued and updated depending on the season and the market.”
Michele Norsa, Ferragamo’s chief executive officer, declared that the label “has nurtured and sponsored many young designers and is fortunate to be able to count on an excellent in-house team.” According to him, this will be a turning point for the company, as they will be able to revisit their creative approach.
If ever Salvatore Ferragamo’s headquarters will appoint a new creative director, this person will undeniably have big shoes to fill in, as Giornetti’s creations were all designed keeping in mind the women’s body, and can be regarded as the perfect balance between ready-to-wear and haute couture. We will surely miss his avant-garde views on fashion, effortlessly combined with Ferragamo’s legacy.
Michele Norsa also exclusively told WWD that Giornetti’s decision was a “natural evolution, after a long-lasting and profitable collaboration. It was a positive collaboration.” A few hours ago, a (kind of cryptic) official statement was released by a spokesperson for the designer, leaving us wondering where Giornetti will concentrate his terrific sartorial skills in the next future (and what the real reason behind his departure is).
“On March 1st, 2016 Massimiliano Giornetti has resigned as creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo for just cause. Massimiliano Giornetti started working at Ferragamo in 2000, spending the last 6 years as the brand’s creative director. Under his creative leadership, Salvatore Ferragamo has seen constant growth in revenue and in the brand image. “I wish to thank still the Ferragamo family for the invaluable professional opportunity given to me in these years of mutual collaboration,” said Massimiliano Giornetti.
Under Giornetti’s creative direction, in fact, Ferragamo did grow its sales, even reporting an unexpected 11% growth in 2015. Salvatore Ferragamo’s fall 2016 collection (which at this point was Giornetti’s very last line-up for the fashion house) was an overall acclaimed success, which makes his decision to step down from Ferragamo even more head-scratching.
Photo courtesy of Vogue Brazil
While the hairstyles were given a more masculine, fiercer and more powerful take by stylist Anthony Turner, without the rugged effect, the clothing itself on the Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter 2016-2017 ready-to-wear collection was distinctly feminine for the most part during the presentation on the Milan Fashion Week runway. What we were privy too was a whole lot of lines, from the zigzags across the shoulders to the horizontal and vertical stripes of color. There were even strips of black and white on some of those midi length dresses with the volume added in the skirts.
Lines were used on the boots as well that came up to the knees or ended at the ankles, lines appeared on the T-bar shoes and matching top and fringed skirts. The lines got jagged towards mid collection, appearing across the center of a dress to separate colors on top and the bottom, or as a myriad of colors going up and down capelets.
There were optical illusions, icicle skirts, houndstooth coats and a few interesting explosions throughout. There were checkered jackets over zigzag print tops. There was a whole lot going on but it all made sense at the end of the day.
Massimiliano Giornetti is without a doubt an amazing designer who understands the melding of colors and linear prints with ease. The lines thus moved from the head through the clothing and down to the shoes, ending at the floor, really bringing in the love for art in this rather special line-up of pretty outstanding outfits.
The hair was almost as interesting as the clothes themselves. Combed into a box section first at the top of the head, the lower part was isolated, combing it into a low ponytail with nary a strand out of place. Gelling up the top section, it was brought over to one side, crafted into an S-shape, molded correctly by hand and combed and left looking lacquered. The visage created was going for the soft and pretty, while the hair focused on the strong and tough.
Flushed cheeks and light contouring with a bit of shadow over the eyes to highlight things up, the brows targeted and filled in, as well as lips done up in the trending hues for 2016; this is what the makeup consisted of only. The girls were lovely, and with the minimal color to the face, the focus would go down to the clothing in of itself, which was superb to begin with.
We will definitely be investing in that gorgeous red cape coat actually, that appeared last in the line, while those T-bar shoes in a pretty ocean spray blue are looking to be a rather intriguing option to don on for our fall events. We might also pick up that tiered stark white ruffle-skirted dress with the turtleneck and long sleeves, though changing the shoes with it to something that speaks more fall than winter overall.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Salvatore Ferragamo’s spring/summer 2016 campaign is bright, fun, and modern. Continuing their trend to cast top models in the industry, executives at the brand tapped the talent of Julia Van Os, Maartje Verhoef, Jing Wen, and Jon Kortajarena for a luxurious photoshoot beside the water, which was captured by New York based photographer Craig McDean.
The looks showcased in this campaign are the boldest from the Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2016 runway showing from Milan Fashion Week, and capture the essence of the spring season, with flowing dresses and strong professional looks. But the shoes are a clear focal point in each shot.
Each shoe features bright colors or intriguing architecture, and is thence noticeable in each frame. The bright, round-toed shoes with bow details personified the fun and youth of the customer, while the strappy sandals brought in a feeling of activewear, which was a running theme in this campaign. These shoes are much like athletic sandals, but of course this time with a more chic, wearable twist that makes them suitable for wearing on the street and in everyday life, but the setting was also what bred the active vibe.
Models were shown posing on uneven rocks, likely beside the water, wearing these sandals, while in another shot, Wen was seen holding up a pair, next to a bright red bike. The outfits featured with these shoes were carefully chosen in order to showcase the versatility of them. They could be casual, professional, or even worn with a dress, making them the perfect shoe for any woman on the go.
Even the looks that seemed to miss the mark in the Milan Fashion Week showing looked high fashion and chic on this stage, such as with the tied black leather skirt. On the runway, the leather looked cheap and unsophisticated, but in the Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2016 campaign photo with this look, the colors and shape really were brought into focus. So maybe the garment will work great in real life – as you won’t be walking around under runway lights on a normal basis!
The rest of the looks either showcased the fun and joy the garments did on the runway, or handbags and color were used to procure that feeling. A tiered black dress with sheer strips was paired with a bright pink handbag to keep the tempo upbeat, while a simple pale blue full-length dress was paired with a striped, multicolored handbag for a bit of color diversity.
Overall, this collection was colorful and fun. From the clothes themselves to the accessories, and finally to the scenery, the future seems bright for anyone planning to shop Salvatore Ferragamo’s SS 2016 line. And they’ll be looking stylish and sophisticated in the process.
Photos courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
The Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina family is being rhythmically amplified. It is the February 2016 that will meet the new Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa perfume, the perfect period chosen to somehow mollify after-Christmas melancholy. The original Signorina Eau de Parfum launched in 2011 was all about sweet and frisky girls, which was later on in 2012 joined by the Signorina Eau de Toilette version. “The show must go on”, everybody was demanding ardently. Salvatore Ferragamo open-heartedly met all the demands of its clientele and Signorina Eleganza Eau de Parfum came into existence in 2014 embracing all elegant and conservative women. And now after two years, the Signorina Family needs some addition to make a reflection on mysterious and unpredictable women as well.
The Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa fragrance has been brought into being by perfumers Sophie Labbé and Nicolas Beaulieu, parenthetically the former being the leading role and the faithful participant in the creation of all the previous three Signorina versions. The face of the new Signorina Misteriosa fragrance has been chosen Grace Hartzel, a new generation American top model, who could best embody the mysterious air of the fragrance with her dark hair-blue eyes exotic beauty.
Luciano Bertinelli, CEO of Ferragamo Parfums, has recently stated about Grace that: “Perfectly embodies the new generation of young women, while expressing the values of the Ferragamo world. What is so striking is her expressiveness, versatility and ability to interpret different roles in a natural, elegant manner. This is an absolute innovation for the fragrance industry. Our goal is to address young and sophisticated women, in an ironic and contemporary way.”
This new fruity oriental scent will first flabbergast you with its top notes of blackberry and neroli, afterwards you will be transferred into a spring field full of orange blossoms and tuberose and finally you will find yourself overflowed with patchouli and black vanilla mousse. The bottle comes to be within the best traditions of Signorina Family: the scent is captured inside the same rectangular shape bottle only in this case with no transparent glass and no liquid showing. A black case is adorned with a round golden lid and the iconic Vara bow in black. Additionally, it will be available in Eau de Parfum.
It is rumored the Signorina Misteriosa to close the Signorina line but we strongly hope that when Luciano Bertinelli states that “women are multifaceted and polyhedral”, he literally means that and romantic, elegant and mysterious women are not yet the only three women types to have their signature scents.
The new fragrance to be launched in early February 2016 will, to all appearances, allow for preordering, the details of which will be revealed later by the Italian luxury house.
Photos courtesy of WWD
Salvatore Ferragamo has now been collaborating with Hollywood for 100 years, and to celebrate, they are releasing a special 12-piece footwear capsule collection. With the design expertise of Aquazzura founder and designer Edgardo Osorio, we knew the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe collection would be chic and sophisticated; we weren’t disappointed.
“Edgardo’s South American culture and his sophisticated creative aesthetic embody Ferragamo’s lifestyle,” said Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo. Both the brands seem to place importance on simple designs with a flair, so this collaboration is bound to product some jaw-dropping pieces.
Giornetti went on to describe the Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo shoe collection as a reinterpretation of classic Salvatore, by saying it is “ironic, playful, attentive to details, creative with a touch of originality, all combined with comfort and luxury.” It’s great to hear when design houses choose to stick to their roots, which is especially great in this instance, since the brand is celebrating a substantial milestone in the world of fashion.
“For me it’s an honor to reinterpret the extraordinary style of Salvatore Ferragamo for a new generation of women,” said Osorio. “This collaboration is very important for me because it marks the first ten years of my career, which started in Ferragamo at 19; my first job in the world of luxury footwear.” This is clearly an important collection and milestone for both parties involved in the collaboration, which makes the result all the better.
The collection definitely has a series of simple silhouettes, but many of the patterns are far from quiet. So Giornetti wasn’t wrong when he said the looks were playful, but understated this aspect, as the shoes are downright fun.
You can especially see this contrast between two pairs of shoes, which are the same design and only different based on their color. One pair is a sexy black, strappy heel, complete with a lace detail and is a great look for dressing up or down. But the other is the same exact look – only with six bright and fun colors replacing the black. These two looks perfectly sum up what Giornetti wanted to show in this collaboration. The brand is still in touch with its classic sophistication, but is also realizing this is a time for celebration – and the Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo shoes are acting like it.
Another very noteworthy pair of shoes to look forward to is easy to spot: just look for the wings! There are two pairs of shoes in this collection with wings jutting out from the tops, and they are created similar to the previously mentioned set – one black and the other colorful. These are definitely the loudest shoes in the collection, and are the perfect way to complete an uber-fun party outfit.
They also gave us fun looks with bright polka dots. This takes a fun, almost childish concept and pairs it with a mature shoe. This juxtaposition really serves the collection well, especially with the continued theme of fun and celebration. But not all the shoes in this collection are so extreme. A simple pair of red cutout shoes embody Salvatore’s classic house aesthetic, and can also add the perfect finishing touches to a sophisticated party outfit, or even for a professional one.
The Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo collection is being released at the end of November (so yes – very soon!), just in time for the holiday season to get underway. If you’re looking for shoes to finish off your favorite holiday party looks, Salvatore Ferragamo’s new capsule collection has just the thing!
Photos courtesy of WWD