Fragments of a journey. A station, the echo of trains softened in the refined atmosphere of an exclusive lounge. Waiting, an ultra-sophisticated woman, naturally elegant in her daytime clothes with the intricate play of printed checks, lozenge and patchwork. On her knees a beauty case, square but soft, made of precious skins.
Her style expresses a sense of eccentricity: unexpectedly short hemlines and the open folds of her pleated skirts, accentuated by her sophisticated poses.
She wears a soft brimmed fedora graced by a feather, an astrakhan-lined leather and python cape and a key by her neck, as a pendant or the buckle of a blouse.
She chooses a double-breasted check overcoat with leather piping and small jackets with traditional patterns and wears them with a shirt and square-ended tie over slim double wool trousers with a new padlock belt.
For the evening, brush-stroke check print on silk twill plays with velvet, while pleated chiffon cocktail dresses are enlivened by magnificent geometrical lace embroidery in full colour.
The vibrant tones of the autumnal palette dictate the atmosphere of this voyage: red wine, purple and thyme green, lit up by the comforting softness of neutral hues like camel, tan and leather.
The knitwear, a field of continuous experimentation, is a showcase of sumptuously rich textures.
The entire collection is enriched by the luxury of exotic skins: from the Argyle sweater with suede, python and cashmere inlays, to the knitted dress with crocodile, python and ostrich piping, the exclusive allure of the suede suit with crocodile borders and the ostrich overcoat with a check flannel lining.
The wardrobe is completed with the collection of the bags, small and exquisite: the travel case, the shoulder clutch, the portfolio, and the crocodile or suede beauty cases with python and metal detailing on the padlock-style fastening. Skins, crafted with virtuosity, reversed and raw cut, generate forms that are simple yet constructed, either flat or geometric.
A bon ton spirit, with a strong dose of the unconventional, the shoes burst from the décolletées and the salomé of interwoven crocodile, ostrich and python. Emblems of a new lifestyle reconciling tradition and evolution, these shoes are ultra- feminine with sinuous lines, dainty toes and thin heels.
A story of style and anti-conformism, sophistication and femininity: the Salvatore Ferragamo Women’s Pre-fall 2012 Collection.
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