Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Summer Styles 2012 | The Art Of Colors

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2012

There is no doubt that this is a Ferragamo-friendly season, we're talking silk scarf prints, dipping handkerchief hems, a near-Baroque love of gold; you don't get much more Salvatore than those, but presented as a heady, frenetic, 1970s-on-endless-repeat show, you end up feeling you're not seeing as much of that accessory handwork as you'd like, because you're so distracted by the rush, rush, rush of the runway. The alternativ? Maybe seeing this in a more intimate, showroom-presentation setting where those Ferragamo hallmarks could be seen up close and personal. In the drive to increase global presence, maybe no one believe that's the best way forward. But with so many shows competing for everyone's attention, perhaps the devil - not to mention the delight - is better if it is in the details.

Enjoy my shopping-suggestions during this post! LoL, Andrea 

When the mind turns one or indeed anyone - comes to Milan., it's more often than not because of those Old World family business that transformed into global dynastic powerhouses renowned for their time-honored, passed-down-through-generations artisanal skills. Somwhere along the way, of course, plenty of these names also went from being accessories houses to becoming fashion brands with runway aspirations as big as their ambitions for their clothes. This is what you think of when you're viewing a Salvatore Ferragamo collection, because somehow you're left wanting more ... but from less. Let's clarify: The experience of sitting ringside in the front row at this show can't possibly begin to match that of turning over in your hands whatever has resilted from the exquisite workmanship that is the hallmark of Ferragamo. Under the direction of creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, Ferragamo has once again returned to its powerful and compelling tradition of accessories with a lighter, surer, but not less luxe hand.

Take for instance the bags, which once felt like they were chasing the trends of the season. Not anymore., Giornetti tapped the brio and brilliance of Ferragamo with his spring collection, such as the drawstring duffel in red suede and crocodile, or a rasperry suede purse, or sporty and athletic and somewhat seventies-inflected bags that swung from long shoulder straps. Ditto the shoes: Great ankle-bound, skinny-strapped disco sandals in black and gold worked with such deftness that hey are basically a couple of gilded spike heels masquerading as more.

VOGUE Germany, January 2012
Photography by Greg Kadel

Enjoy some of my season's Floral-Favorites - 

Salvatore Ferragamo - Jungle Print Crepe De Chine Dress (LuisaViaRoma)

Salvatore Ferragamo - Benoit Woven Leather Sandals (LuisaViaRoma)

Roberto Cavalli - Rose-print silk-chiffon top (NET-A-PORTER.com)

Dolce & Gabbana - Floral-print silk-blend chiffon dress  (LuisaViaRoma)

Dolce & Gabbana - Floral Patent Micro Miss Sicily Top Handle (LuisaViaRoma)

Stella McCartney - Falabella Snake-Print Shoulder Bag (Mytheresa.com)

Talbot Runhof - 'Tolka' Floral-Printed Cocktail Dress (MAENDLER.com)

Talbot Runhof - Multicolor Striped Silk-Blouse (MAENDLER.com)

Mary Katrantzou - Floral-Ranking Shift-Dress  (MAENDLER.com)

Mary Katrantzou - Floral Silk-Top (MAENDLER.com)

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2012 Looks

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Photography by Marcio Madeira/firstView

Enjoy my previous posts of 'Exotic Summers Styles 2012' -

'LFW | Burberry Prorsum, Mary Katrantzou & Roksanda Ilincic'

Spring/Summer 2012 Collections

'Van Gogh's Sunflowers by Rodarte'

Spring/Summer 2012 Colletion

1 comment:

Shagun said...

Enchanting designs by Salvatore Ferragamo. A brilliant, playful splash of vibrant colors & pretty prints.I love the dresses which are so feminine & cute.Pink, printed skirt-blazer with a print tube top is stylish in sexy drape. Photos for Vogue Germany by Greg kadel are mesmerizing, very fashionable. A delightful reviw by you ,dear Andrea, with gorgeous pictures!!!..Cheers, Shagun

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