The first co-ed runway collection for the brand sees Women’s Creative Director Paul Andrew presenting his inaugural collection, together with Men’s Design Director Guillaume Meilland.
At the helm of Salvatore Ferragamo is Paul Andrew, who first joined the company in 2016 as design director of women’s footwear. Having worked at Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez, and Calvin Klein before launching his eponymous shoe line, his ingenuity is most recently conveyed via Ferragamo’s Fall 2018 collection.
Ferragamo’s co-ed fall collection seems to be a statement, as if to emphasise the importance of consistency in the world of luxury fashion. As Paul Andrew and Guillaume Meilland worked closely to sing a harmonious tune, the men’s and women’s shows did too.
Ferragamo’s Fall 2018 collection presented a classic but rich palette: of nude, navy, blush, merlot reds, parakeet green, and mustard yellow. Key looks are accented by superb leather tailoring on coats, and archival silk foulard prints on silk dresses, that speak volumes of the house codes Ferragamo is known for.
Trousers in buttery nappa leather and wool-silk blends are exactingly cropped to let the eyes glide toward the shoe.
Texture is key, as leathers are worked and layered with luxurious knit sweaters, dresses and ponchos in cashmere.
Footwear is the keystone of the brand’s rich history. Mr. Salvatore Ferragamo, known as “the shoemaker to the stars”, created unique designs that would make history, such as the wedge-heeled shoe and Ferragamo’s Invisible Sandals.
For Fall 2018, footwear was purposefully visualised from the ground up. Sourced from archival 1930s-era Ferragamo styles, galvanised block heels are molded in three heights. Knee-high boots are in merino shearling, dyed green and red, and lined with soft calfskin.
Ferragamo’s all-new “Studio Bag” is their first iconic handbag since Paul Andrew was appointed Creative Director. Finished with the House’s signature Gancini closure, the Studio Bag comes in crocodile, ostrich, shearling and soft calf, and may be a timeless staple in seasons to come.