Salvatore Ferragamo Women’s Collection Spring-Summer 2012
Intimate snapshots of an endless summer. The chromatic explosion of the “silk scarf dress” on suntanned skin. A layered crossing of patterns: from the Maison’s iconic felines to tropical vegetation and exotic flowers.
A sophisticated combination of rainbow spanning warm hues – deep magenta and cardinal red to joyful pink and sun-kissed orange – and an exploration of cool colors – cobalt blue and teal turquoise interspersed with lightning bolts of dark violet or the calming, neutral tones of khaki, lemon yellow and gold.
Naturally chic in clothes that favour drapes, knots and torchons, she wears long, shoulder-less or single shoulder dresses, sometimes tied at the neck with the nonchalance of a pareu, and caressed by the soft fluidity of silk twill and printed chiffon. Her sense of style is eclectic and refined, combining amphora trousers in silky fabrics, detailed with a torchon at the waist, and complimented by a voluminous top baring 3D animalier embroidery in the form of tiny baguettes.
She wears masculine tailored jackets with a dazzling micro-sequinned top or with lacquered knitwear, creating a sophisticated flow of movement. In the evening, she shifts from the voluminous consistency of lurex crochet dresses adorned with chain applications to laminated chiffon styles that slide against the body like molten metal, showing glimpses of bare skin. She wears dropearrings with sea horses, colorful memories of her travels, in the form of playful good luckcharms, souvenirs of holidays she always keeps with her, like a favourite pair of shoes or sets of bangles.
The luxurious sensuality of gold is the leitmotif of this collection. On her feet, an arabesque-like interweaving of strips of prestigious leather recalls the constructions of some of Salvatore Ferragamo’s most famous creations. A grooved heel – from a 1935 archive model – or a sky high heel entirely wrapped in leather both confer timeless elegance on jewel toned sandals with gilt
soles. Interesting textures provoke subtly eccentric combinations. Striking chromatic effects on materials rendered unmistakable by their craftsmanship such as soft, destructured maxi-bags made of Nappa leather, luxuriantly coloured crocodile maxi-clutches, and bucket bags of all sizes
featuring layers of plaited leather and strips of exquisite karung and suede.
Stemming from an unique blend of contemporary allure and the culture of tradition, the collection exudes a sense of exclusiveness for the journey the Salvatore Ferragamo woman will embrace in Spring/Summer 2012.
Regards, Velvet Magazine