Fall Fashion Preview
Ferragamo gets graphic: Bold prints and patchwork patterns vie for attention with sexy sandals
Maybe it's time to call Salvatore Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti the "prince of prints." His collection, which debuted in Milan on Sunday, is filled with graphic designs and patchwork patterns in bold combinations of forest green, chestnut brown, mustard yellow and berry red.
Giornetti made a dramatic opening statement with a dark V-neck dress featuring a contrasting gold band near the hemline, big chunky buttons that run vertically from the waist down, and a black origami-like belt. He closed with a gown of contrasting green, black and brown color-block patterns.
In between were classic shapes — tailored blazers, leather-pleated skirt dresses and furs in geometric designed patchwork patterns that stylishly ward off the cold.
Since Ferragamo is still known primarily as a leather goods company, the accessories always draw as much attention as the clothes. In this case, standouts include sandals with sculpted heels combining crocodile, python, and suede, shoulder bags with rounded flaps of mink and matte or shiny leather, cross-body fur bags and knotted bracelets in metal and mink.