Battaglia Will Now Reinterpret The Bulbous
A cork-layered sole and heel lined in multi-coloured suede—Salvatore Ferragamo’s iconic Rainbow Wedge—is now an inspiration for handbag designer Sara Battaglia. She is in the technique of making a leather capsule collection to epitomize the iconic colourful creation by the Florentine luxury brand’s founder.
The Rainbow Wedge shoe was created in 1938 by Ferragamo, known as “the shoemaker to the stars”, for Hollywood actress Judy Garland who played Dorothy in ‘Wizard of Oz’. He dressed the diminutive actress on this plus-sized shoe and got broadly credited as the inventor of the platform.
Battaglia will now reinterpret the bulbous, multicoloured sandal as kaleidoscopic luggage and small leather items for the fashionable lady.
Ferragamo’s simple Florentine precept that the cultural massimo ferragamo elite recognize slowly evolving design over the fickle nature of fashion will replicate in Battaglia’s leather-based luxurious handbags—many of them that includes rainbow stripes which can be swirly and skewed.
The gathering contains four fashions of luggage in varied sizes—including a clutch, a handbag and a bucket bag—but also small leather accessories reminiscent of wallets, notebooks, key rings, clutch luggage and belts. Battaglia concentrated on the mix of supplies which have change into Ferragamo hallmarks, like a day bag featuring silk scarf detailing, and a metallic and rainbow night clutch finished with brass and lacquer.
The Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo capsule was previewed in Milan earlier this 12 months.
Handbags vary from $2,225 to $5,020. The collection is offered for purchase at Ferragamo boutiques and on the luxury brand’s webpage.