Sunday, June 20, 2010

Salvatore Ferragamo - Spring 2011 - Review

Salvatore Ferragamo has always been known for their luxe and glamorous Italian vibe, but for spring 2011 though Massimiliano Giornetti has chosen to take a step back from the Park Avenue cowboy that was the focus of his fall/winter collection, and produce garments that are fit for the Italian heir taking a relaxing vacation in Cap Antibes.

Loosely fitted, pleated pants and shorts are paired with rich sweaters, tight tees, or a button down and a slim blazer. Some great toggle coats and double breasted trenches (in various lengths) are present in a few looks, suggesting that the Ferragamo man will probably be traveling to various climates during his 2011 spring/summer season.

Mr. Giornetti restricts his color palette to creamy beiges, browns, and whites, with a slew of darker looks mixed in. Neon does make an appearance in the form of sandals and scarves, but is controlled and serves only as a compliment to the outfit. I am particularly fond of a chunky knit towards the end of the collection in an off-white with what seems like a Native-American inspired pattern on the breast. Piping is also present in many of the looks, weather it is prominently displayed on a blazer or peeking out from the collar of a button down. In the case of the latter it seems to hint at a sort of pajama dressing where a blazer was thrown over a sleeping set for a night out. This idea of designer sleepwear becoming ready-to-wear has been a trend in some of the other collections seen in Milan for spring.

With the blazer sleeves rolled up and shirts untucked, oversized sweaters, and at times, even a knit tank top or two, it seems that the Ferragamo man is letting it all hang out this coming spring, but always in style.

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