Salvatore Ferragamo Fall Winter 2021-2022 “Future Positive” Milan. Review by RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Salvatore Ferragamo takes a leap forward to shape a new now. Inspired by freedom limitless concept of science fiction and the Maison’s heritage in technical innovation, Creative Director Paul Andrew looks into the future to develop an alternative vision tailored to gift. Fueled by optimism and hope, this young and luminous collection upsets and modernizes the tropisms of 21st century uniforms – business, military, party, sport – by setting aside all that is old fashioned.
This collection is driven by the sensitivity for the health of our environment. Paul Andrew says: “In fashion, the past exerts a gravity – we are always drawn to it. I wanted to reverse this physique. The goal was to create a collection that sees the present through a prism of the future – by releasing a multitude of new perspectives. The pre-millennial classics of the science fiction, Welcome to Gattaca, Until the End of the World and The Matrix, were all influences cinematographic – past imaginations of the future that have shaped the present. For this collection “Future Positive”, I imagined the standard contours of today’s uniforms like fossilized remains from a long forgotten past, free from any association of class, color or creed.
This collection offers new uniforms for a utopian future in which diversity and positivity combine to transform our world for the better. As Salvatore Ferragamo said about his own work, this collection is dedicated “to all who have to walk” – at a time where we must be united in our determination to imagine anew, rebuild, progress ” collection: The ready-to-wear sees couture models mixed and sequenced with codes taken from the military, motorcycles, athletics, scuba diving …
For women as for men, shirts, mohair knitwear, shoes and accessories are connected and complementary, posing in monochrome against bursts of color. Seasonal advances include capes, coats and parkas in heat-treated leathers and wools, ultra-fine technical knits, knitted bodysuits and dresses whose pattern is an abstract futuristic camouflage. Utility parkas and casual suits, dresses and outerwear adorned with irregular shards of fringed yarn. A constellation of draped jersey dresses and strong chainmail pieces shine throughout the show.