With the third of the 4 legs of the Fall ’15 reveals nearly at an end, certain trends have come into focus. Designers are coalescing across the ’80s. Flares and floods are dominating the runways. Black goes to be large. Now forget every little thing you just read: Salvatore Ferragamo is not a brand bothered by traits. Massimiliano Giornetti, its artistic director, has been steering in a basic but not conservative route of late—call it minimal-ish—after earlier, glitzier collections. That looks like a sensible route for a brand approaching its 90th birthday to take.
For Fall, Giornetti was considering along robust, graphic strains. Coloration-blocking was a serious motif. Trim day dresses were divided into orderly rectangles of complementary colours, and night pieces with bare shoulders and extra cling had been sliced and spliced in asymmetric patchworks designed to accentuate a slim waist. They were properly executed, however a little of that shade-blocking will go a long way. Coats and dresses that wrapped around the physique and fastened with three giant resin buttons at one hip have been less complicated, but still hanging due to their daring buttons. Ribbed-knit ponchos that bounced as energetically as a Slinky when the models made their way down the runway looked nice over high-quality-gauge turtlenecks and full, pleated midi skirts. Befitting a home with footwear origins, Giornetti instilled a sense of playfulness and experimentation into the shoes. The better of them had a parabolic heel that appeared like a riff on the home founder’s well-known rainbow wedge.