Learn how to reinvent the swimsuit? It’s a query that’s been hanging over the spring season and Salvatore Ferragamo offered multiple propositions. There was every little thing from belted, short-sleeved leisure fits and blousons to variations on safari and shirt jackets all in typical tailoring fabrics, some a tad fussy. Typically, these alternatives to the 2-button commonplace looked better over trimmer trousers than billowing, lustrous Eighties pants.
This was the first men’s assortment because the exit of inventive director Massimiliano Giornetti, and the design team selected a camping theme peppered with primitive artwork motifs, mostly brooches and scarf prints in colorful Jean Arp blobs.
Salvatore Ferragamo Males’s Spring 2017
The collection had its moments and a barely youthful spirit, with scout-chief ensembles laden with giant backpacks, some dangling a tin cup. Utility pockets knocked the preciousness out of trim two-button suits in silk, a ubiquitous fabric this Milan season, additionally employed for handsome shirts another plausible alternative to a jacket.
The fashions whizzed trough the inventory exchange venue so quickly that a few of the craftsmanship was lost on the audience. Backstage, a member of the design crew pointed to a blouson in a foliage print assembled from 100,000 hand-cut leather triangles. Each takes 290 hours to make. That’s virtually two weeks of camping.