Geometry was the name of the game at this season’s Ferragamo presentation. The work of Luccia Venna, an Italian painter who was part of the regional Futurist movement and has long influenced the Italian brand, inspired the geometric pattern on the carpeted runway and the prints on many of the dresses. The theme continued through the presentation, as Massimiliano Giornetti explored geometric shapes through oversized round buttons reminiscent of a bull’s eye, ribbed cotton dresses, and horizontally-knit tabard ponchos, the lines of which bounced with every step the models took. The shoes – and in particular their heels – were perhaps the highlight of the show; while opened-toe sandals may seem like an odd choice for the colder season, Giornetti covered some of them in fur and carried his geometric theme through to the heels, which were either made to look like stacked blocks of metal or were curving semicircles that supported the model’s weight.
The looks were elegant, if not a little old-fashioned at times, but the geometric patterns of his asymmetrical color-blocked dresses, intarsia knitwear, graphic patchworked gowns, and multi-colored fur coats gave the presentation a more modern feel. The relaxed and tailored suits were overshadowed by the gorgeous, slinky maxi dresses towards the end of the show, which will look divine worn under the colorful coat covered in sections of gray, black, red, tan, and cream fur. As always, Giornetti designs for very specific women and very loyal patrons, and this particular collection may help him gain quite a few more of those.
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