From kilts last season to a sort of washed-out tartan print for Fall/Winter 2014, it seems Scotland holds a wealth of inspiration for Salvatore Ferragamo’s Massimiliano Giornetti. But there’s little use dwelling on this, as any reference to old Scotland is quickly erased by a collection of clean lines, elegant, layered daywear, and neutral tones. While many designers hopscotch between different continents, artistic movements, and flower species when drawing inspiration for a new collection, Giornetti only has one thing in mind: the Ferragamo woman. As such, every one of his collections is perfectly tailored to her needs and wants. She is polished, classical, and confident – after all, you would have to be in order to wear one of his skin-tight, ribbed-knit dresses. She’s traditional, but welcomes a touch of modernity, as demonstrated by the series of blazers that were closed at the front but opened thanks to a zipper that ran down the back.
Pleats and swinging strips of fabric retained a certain fluidity in a collection that otherwise bordered on the severe and stiff. While it is impossible to fault this collection, or any other before it, something in us wishes Massimiliano Giornetti would push the envelope ever so slightly further and take a risk – or two – next season.
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