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Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2019

Lighten up. Paul Andrew, who was promoted last week to creative director, did just that, delivering one of his strongest women’s collections yet, filled with lightweight fabrics and leather, scarf prints and colors drawn from Ferragamo’s kaleidoscope of an archive. “Everything begins with this shoe,” said Andrew, pointing to a jewel-tone, suede patchwork wedge from the Thirties, a reminder that Ferragamo, the man, was ahead of his time and treated shoes as works of art.
Andrew looked to other styles too: a striped Forties wedge, a sculptural Sixties slingback and loads of printed scarves, which he cut, spliced and re-colored, turning them into floaty patchwork skirts with slits, long dresses and pajama suits. His light hand touched traditional tailoring fabrics and leathers alike, with gray pinstripe turned into a languid, karate style suit, and tobacco, claret and licorice-colored leather transformed into pencil skirts, boiler suits, slip dresses, puffer jackets and contrasting patches on long wool coats.
The showstopper coat, though, wasn’t made from leather or wool, but cashmere fleece disguised as shearling, another nod to the brand’s founder who, in the lean war years, would work with simple materials such as straw or cork, and spin them into luxe objects.
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