Safari and the city: dusty tones and well-placed giraffe prints take us to the African plains
Safari and the city. The space had a slatted wooden structure at the end of the runway, like an abstract jungle-explorer’s lodge translated into an urban language.
At Salvatore Ferragamo, Massimiliano Giornetti did safari without the all-too-obvious things, creating a much more subtle, refined take on the look. If jackets were belted, belts were streamlined and discreet, and fabrics remained light and weightless throughout. Giraffe prints – although a recurring motif appearing across the collection’s shirts – were not overpowering, and showed the brand’s craftsmanship when they were visible on the turn up of a sleeve.
Heritage and future:
In-keeping with the direction of many Italian fashion houses, the collection was something of a hybrid of the nostalgic and the current, fusing old-school Italian tailoring and sportswear to strike a balance between heritage and future.
The soundtrack to Salvatore Ferragamo SS15: