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 is going to be large. Now forget the whole lot you simply read: Salvatore Ferragamo isn’t a brand bothered by trends. Massimiliano Giornetti, its creative director, has been steering in a classic however not conservative path of late—call it minimal-ish—after earlier, glitzier collections. That seems like a smart route for a model approaching its 90th birthday to take.
For Fall, Giornetti was considering along strong, graphic strains. Coloration-blocking was a serious motif. Trim day dresses have been divided into orderly rectangles of complementary colors, and night pieces with naked shoulders and extra cling have been sliced and spliced in asymmetric patchworks designed to accentuate a slim waist. They were effectively executed, however a little bit of that coloration-blocking will go a good distance. Coats and dresses that wrapped around the physique and fastened with three large resin buttons at one hip were easier, but still striking due to their daring buttons. Ribbed-knit ponchos that bounced as energetically as a Slinky when the fashions made their manner down the runway regarded nice over tremendous-gauge turtlenecks and full, pleated midi skirts. Befitting a home with footwear origins, Giornetti instilled a way of playfulness and experimentation into the sneakers. The best of them had a parabolic heel that appeared like a riff on the house founder’s famous rainbow wedge.