At Salvatore Ferragamo, designer Massimiliano Giornetti was in a very experimental mood. His goal seemed to be to create a cohesive collection through a number of disjunctive design techniques that showed off the impressive sartorial savoir-faire of the house.
Geometric, often striped, color blocking was the most predominant avenue that Giornetti traveled, using unusual color combinations that saw brown, kaki, and beige pushed up against pink, purple, and green. For example, wide strips of turquoise would flow down the front panels of a sober suit jacket, and a top would be constructed out of brightly-hued leather and suede strips woven together across the torso or appear in a graphic cacophony of colors interspersed with slanted braids of shimmer textiles.
This collection was brimming with intriguing embellishments that blended two and three dimensional adornment and trompe l'oeil concepts. Sometimes the garments skated to the edge of looking tricksy, but they always stayed on the right side of pretentious luxury. However, it was a lineup that begged for a re-see appointment, as there was just so much intense handiwork on each and every exit.
It was smart that Giornetti slanted all his hard work towards a younger, more urban consumer. That choice gave the collection a sartorial relevance for the customer base that will be most willing to try out some of this show's more daring designs.