Elegant, progressive, essential, and precious, the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2021 collection is a profound consideration of the properties of shape and structure informed by both nature and design.
“This collection was made in exceptional times, under exceptional conditions, through which we were all obliged to adapt and innovate. Even before lockdown began, I was planning to start with a consideration of mid-century Scandinavian furniture design. Later, that inspiration came into its own: functionalism inspired by nature featuring clean lines, organic materials, minimal construction and a relative lack of ornament were all design aspirations that were very much in sync with the limitations we were working under,” said Paul Andrew, Creative Director.
The collection features upcycled leathers, cashmere and fabrics, recycled nylons and organic cottons as part of Salvatore Ferragamo’s ongoing initiative to increase its environmental mindfulness. Both in womenswear and menswear there is an ongoing contrast between the clean and minimal lines of softly tailored, neutrally-toned silhouettes and the expressive giraffe/leopard hybrid print of the season. This pattern is based on Andrew’s research into the extensive Ferragamo scarf archives and is a recast and blown-up interpretation of a design first seen in the 1970s.
Shoes include Gancini slides in nappa leather and a new wedge espadrille with a woven, upholstery inspired sole and grained leather upper. There is a new almond-toed driving shoe with a new sleek double Gancini hardware attachment on grosgrain that is designed to be foldable, and resilient. The Viva continues its evolution in new colorways, while the biker boot is refined and redefined by a chunky high heel.
Bags include a series of pieces in rich, wood-inspired colors – including teak, cork, and walnut – that range from roomy, unfussy totes to Gancini-affixed clutches.