The new Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2022 RTW collection deconstructs informal codes to rebuild them with liberating grace and expression, refashioning house icons to amplify a casual classicism.
Upon entering, guests are introduced to accessories through circles of colours and passages of lights. As they make their way through the presentation, they discover the ready-to-wear collection, where islands of colourful perspex cubes, with bright light effects, artfully contrast with the eternal and decadent splendor of the venue.
The dawn of the 2020s has accelerated a global vibe shift towards casualisation. World events and new generational values have changed habits, propelling the decline of tailoring and eveningwear – aka “formalwear” – in favour of a greater focus on the “informal”. For Autumn/Winter 2022 Salvatore Ferragamo leans into that change, while applying one crucial caveat: this is a collection built to demonstrate that clothes that are categorically “casual” can be made, chosen and worn with as much care, discernment, craft and irony as any evening gown or tuxedo.
Ferragamo deconstructs the codes of “casual” to then rebuild them in a spirit of liberated precision and fluid expression, with codes shared between the genders.
Womenswear pieces feature dramatic ruffles, an evening wear staple, but expressed in versatile knit. A traditional evening wear shape is interpreted unconventionally in supple strips of shaved by-product shearling. A knit bodysuit, inherently simple, is worn underneath a bonded leather mini skirt. A trench incorporates a wrap belt and wrap scarf into its structure to create a versatile garment wearable in multiple ways.