Following a season that was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock movies for Spring/Summer 21, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Creative Director, Paul Andrew turns to Sci-Fi classics for his Fall/Winter 2021 collection. He says, “Pre-millennial sci-fi classics Gattaca, Until The End Of The World, and The Matrix were all cinematic influences – past imaginings of the future that have shaped today.”
Futuristic outfits were presented in monochrome against bursts of colour such as cobalt blue and neon orange. There were utility parkas, Matrix-like leather trenches, knit bodysuits, and layering of leather vests and hoodies – almost suggesting a uniform for a utopian future.
What’s interesting to note is the usage of materials – polyester in the collection is shaped from post-consumer recycled materials, meanwhile, footwear soles feature wood from certified responsibly managed forestry recycled pre-consumer TPU rubber and polyurethane through a certified, lower environmental impact production process.
Despite having a successful four-year run as the brand’s Creative Director, Paul Andrew’s final showcase for Ferragamo is his pre-spring 2022 collection. In a statement, it has been confirmed that he will be pursuing other professional opportunities, while Ferragamo’s creative and design leadership will continue under the supervision of the existing internal team.
This article first appeared in The Peak Malaysia Issue 2/2021