For the Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2015 collection, the runway show featured lingerie references aplenty, like the soft pale color palette, which variously touched on ivory, cream, putty, and vanilla, with only a slight foray into the likes of olive green and navy blue, or the slippery silk satin and chiffon that he worked into some very lovely dresses, their sporty, no-nonsense ease suddenly rippling with gently pleated side panels that fluttered as the models walked.

Elsewhere, the designer created a new skirt shape, akin to a kilt, with pleats and panels falling from a buckled waist, which might be worn with a shrunken sweater or a snakeskin jacket. The reptilian motif slid its way through the rest of what was on show, from an oversize trench coat in green, to Giornetti’s latest shoe, a vertiginous bootie whose high-cut sides projected a certain hip sportiness.