• Text Tempe Nakiska
  • 23rd June 2014

Art runs thick

Massimiliano Giornetti’s latest collection took an artisanal, even bookish direction, founded in the relaxed tailoring that grounded even its sportiest looks.

The Ferragamo approach to sport is, after all, fluid and classic. And when it comes to clothes, there’s a tendency to let the little details shine: the roll if a cuff to reveal a continuing print; the styling of a trench, belt loosely tied around the waist to reveal a hefty panel of the shirting layered beneath.

Surely it stems from the house’s roots. Ferragamo was himself obsessed with detail and function from the word go – think back to his invention of the wedge and cage heel, a ploy for a larger artistic canvas than the stiletto could provide.

All this ran into the raw luxury seen in soft cotton fabrications and the artisanal effect of tones of rust, camel and off-white blending into one another on linen shirting, and played off against one another on contrast tassel footwear. With flow, that is.