The dichotomies between men and women, past and future, classic and casualness are gamely blurred in Salvatore Ferragamo’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection. Delving into the maison’s historic archive for inspiration, Creative Director Paul Andrew and Menswear Design Director Guillaume Meilland show how old legacies can be translated into displaying modern days’ diversity, in parallel with an appreciation of Paul Bowles’ causal panache and Bronzino’s palette.
Ferragamo’s iconic clogs are brought back to women’s footwear, apart from slouchy knee-high boots that hybridized cowboy boots and biker boots. For men, boots with lacing and brogue details instilled with modern twists are offered in multiple variations that suit all preferences. The hitherto exclusively-women’s loafer featured in the Pre-Fall ’18 collection is now reintroduced for men, this time spiced up with reversible Gancini hardware. With a lively palette of paprika, absinthe and grey, the outerwear is another highlight of the collection.
While an ‘80s inspired cashmere overcoat with a scarf collar complement the women’s wardrobe, men are offered powerful shearlings and outerwear in a wool cashmere check with suede detailing. Striving to satisfy all, the collection asserts itself as an eclectic play amidst diversity.
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Meanwhile, Salvatore Ferragamo’s men’s footwear goes modern, seen in the classic loafer with two-toned reversible Gancini buckle and in brogue detailing on the leather ankle boots and moccasins.