February 28, 2012

Eastern European Traditions In Salvatore Ferragamo’s Fall Collection

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For the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 season, Massimiliano Giornetti imagined for Salvatore Ferragamo a collection inspired by Eastern European traditions and Czarist Russia.

His background in designing menswear is visible in the strict tailoring and the rigid lines of the garments, which he pairs with ultra-feminine accents, like chiffon, transparent veil or embroided lace.

The colour palette includes shades of plum, mauve, gold, metallic silver, black and charcoal gray.

The outerwear looks with structured silhouettes were presented alongside a series of diaphanous dresses. Accessories – knee-high boots, velvet jewelry, gold buttons, chokers, wide belts – served to strengthen the overall impression – that of a collection with a dual character, designed for the woman with a soft side who isn’t afraid to explore her toughness.

For the upcoming season, Giornetti suggests sombre jackets with an accented waistline, paired with menswear-inspired tailored pants, transparent chemises, plain and simple or with a gypsy print, tucked into pencil skirts, and, the pièces de résistance – the black military trenchcoat with straight, simple lines, and the peasant dress with paisley print and flowing silhouette.

Towards the end of the show, Kate Bush’s „Army Dreamers” came on the speakers, perfectly encapsulating the concept of the entire collection – the merging of military rigour with the romanticism of lace.

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Photos courtesy of: style.com

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