Salvatore Ferragamo Brings Modernism to Shapes of the Past for FW18

Salvatore Ferragamo Brings Modernism to Shapes of the Past for FW18

Ferragamo brings us through history with an update on past silhouettes.

Ferragamo brings us through history with an update on past silhouettes.

Text: Gillian Rivera

Paul Andrew presented his inaugural collection as creative director of womenswear for Salvatore Ferragamo, working alongside men’s design director Guillaume Meilland. The two collections pair seamlessly, mimicking and complimenting each other with similar tones and structuring.

Though the silhouettes appear to be more traditional, they are amped up by bold colors, from baby blues and vibrant purple to deep reds and charcoal greys. The range in silhouette is visible, swaying from form-fitting blazers to wide gowns with flowing fabrics.

The emphasis on outwear was made apparent, with trench coats, full-length ponchos, and blazers making statements on the runway. While the collection grabs hold of modern trends, it also takes notes from past shapes, most visible in the outerwear. Frock coat inspired forms are present in menswear, and a '60s feel is found in a handful of the womenswear pieces.

Footwear also takes a note from the history books as block heel styles were taken from Ferragamo 1930s archives. Merino knee-high boots incorporated the '70s into the mix, with shag pile carpets in greens and reds. For menswear, Meilland created looks inspired by English donkey coats, updated to an oversized form.

Check out the full collections below.

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