- Text Clementine Zawadzki
- 22nd January 2015
A nod to Mother Nature, Salvatore Ferragamo’s FW15 collection featured long line, classic shapes, embellished at times by beaded flowers creeping across the shoulder of knitwear, onto the pockets of trousers, or by floral embroidery and digital bird prints on tailoring. Projections on multiple 3m square screens furthered this notion of earthy beauty, with imagery of forests and birds in flight creating a serene atmosphere, and a catwalk made of dirt setting the scene.
Much like the SS15 collection, the menswear for winter played to a colour resurgence of burgundy, saffron, purple and navy. Dramatically oversized scarves with heavy fringing stole the show, with quilted leather and mohair patchwork mimicking wildlife. Not only showcased through design detail of birds in close, neat, geometric forms, or long floral arrangements on the side paneling of trench coats, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, also used the landscape of the clothing itself to best illustrate the use of these adornments.
An element of rebellion was found in each piece, as duffle cardigans, luxurious knitwear and belted coats make a statement with shearling detail, pulled giving a rugged quality to a very precise collection.