Discover the Illustrious history of Salvatore Ferragamo and Their Resort 2021 Collection

Discover the Illustrious history of Salvatore Ferragamo and Their Resort 2021 Collection

Discover the Illustrious history of Salvatore Ferragamo and Their Resort 2021 Collection

Ferragamo's forwent conventionality and let inspiration find itself for this year's womenswear and menswear collections.

Ferragamo's forwent conventionality and let inspiration find itself for this year's womenswear and menswear collections.

Text: Hailee Milton

Creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, Paul Andrew has designed an exceptional collection while under exceptional conditions.

But like the masses, the accomplishment was not an easy feat. Pivoting from what was originally planned out for the Pre-Spring 2021 collection, Andrew juggled with holding onto his pre-pandemic inspiration of mid-century Scandinavian furniture. After months of adapting and innovating during the months of quarantine, Paul let go of conventional planning, and ultimately, inspiration found itself.

What we see with this collection is "functionalism inspired by nature featuring clean lines, organic materials, minimal construction, and a relative lack of ornament,” Andrew's explained. This collection is met with pride as Salvatore Ferragamo was able to turn unfavorable limitations into positivity by reconsidering: What is most essential?

As a part of Salvatore Ferragamo's essential environmental initiative, the collections feature upcycled leathers, cashmere fabrics, and recycled textiles. Because of this, the womenswear and menswear collections noticeably recognize that less is better. The theme of minimalism is seen in the soft tailoring, clean lines, and neutrally-toned silhouettes. However, elements of expressiveness are shown throughout the giraffes and leopard print of the season — inspired by archived Ferragamo scarfs that debuted in the '70s.

Andrew continues to carry elements of nature throughout each garment by incorporating soft leathers, light Nappa, and perforated calfskin. Intense oranges illuminate the color palette for both women and men but a new featured almond-toed driving shoe grabs attention, as the Gancini hardware attachment is designed to be foldable and resilient.

Well-known Ferragamo shoes such as The Viva are presented in new colorways, biker boots have been upgraded thanks to chunky heels, and handbags include a series of rich wood-inspired colors such as teak, cork, and walnut.

In the words of Paul Andrews, “This collection is planned for it to be totally relevant for that moment so there is no dissonance between the items on sale and the season."

Accompanying the strong collection is an emotive narrative video that flashes through the brand's illustrious history. Watch "Shaping a Dream," here and retreat to dreamy the mid-century Tuscan Villa, where the collection was shot, down below.

 

Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo.

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