Salvatore Ferragamo is a fashion house, founded in Florence in 1927 by Salvatore Ferragamo himself. Ferragamo – as a shoe designer – dedicated his life on discovering the secret of perfect-fitted shoes. He even studied human anatomy in US in order to find out that it’s all about the distribution of the body’s weight over the joints of the foot. After his death in 1960, his wife Wanda took over the running of the business and expanded its operations to include eyewear, perfume, belts, scarves, bags, watches, and a ready to wear clothing line.
Marilyn Monroe, the ‘Gancino’ decoration, ‘Vara’ patent ballet pump, Salvatore bag and the use of patchwork.
The spring summer 2009 collection, created by Cristina Ortiz is based on high quality materials and comfortable clothes which are mostly pretty baggy. Vast majority of clothes was made in white, green, grey and red palette. Not only clothes are oversized, but also bags – either slung across the body or kept in hand, also she suggests a small clutches for silky evening gowns. Ortiz accessorizes every outfit with wedge sandals.
romper suits and fabulous belts, accentuating waist. I loved the white, folded, above the knee dress and oversized trousers (another trend ‘borrowed’ from the fall 2008 winter 2009 season). There was also a one surprising sheer gown with a siberian tiger printed on it and a one reminding me of a fancy night robe worn by the women of Rome or Greece. I also loved the suits, a red one perfect for formal occassions, paired with a small leather belt and a white one – from the bottom to the top, consisting of white shirt, oversized trousers and a tie.