Dreaming of Africa (Salvatore Ferragamo)

Milan…Designer Massimiliano Giornetti has really taken the house of Ferragamo to a new level of innovation and taste his first few seasons. For S/S 10, he was inspired by the colors and textures seen in Africa, a common theme for Milan Fashion Week. By and large, clothes had juicy colors of a once-in-a-lifetime sunset, with burnt orange double-breasted suits and pink knits taking a prominent role. Some earthy neutrals like saffron, cinnamon and coffee usually emerged in the form of pants and a few outerwear pieces to give an interesting level of sophistication to the boldly hued assortment. The opening of the show featured a beautifully draped double-breasted cardigan in orange, far and away one of the best pieces in the show. Even with such bold options when it comes to color combinations, the collection faithfully remains one of the most commercial yet directional options out of the entire week.


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  • Fashiongurl

    AHHHHH! Of course you picked the hat & belted sports jacket look…my favorite in this collection!

  • These colors are amazing… The burnt oranges, coffee and saffrons are so rich.

  • Freiser

    with ubiquity of belts cinching women’s looks through the past few seasons, it’s about time that it made its way over to men’s. i’m eager to see if this styling over blazers takes off.

  • Meghan Brostek

    The colors are really brought to fruition through the fabrics chosen for his pieces.. the shine of color truly gets across the image of a hot African sun gleaming on this collection.