Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

by Melissa Tunstall

Salvatore Ferragamo, Fall 2013. Photo by Marcus Tondo

Salvatore Ferragamo, Fall 2013. Photo by Marcus Tondo

The showstopper at Salvatore Ferragamo’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection? The shows and purses. Leather goods managed to shine against the minimalist stylings of the collection. Trends have a way of repeating themselves, and this collection seems to be a futuristic mod –perhaps what mod will look like in 2060 or 3060.

Boots with cut-outs around the ankles and laces or the classic box-cut purses shone next to the simple lines of mini skirts and overcoats, turtlenecks and A-line dresses. The designs may have been minimalist, but the cut and tailoring was superb, highlighting why Massimiliano Giornetti is such an expert at his craft.

Keeping with a simplistic color palette so not to distract from the tailoring, black, whites, and navies paraded down the runway. The trend of sheer fabrics and paneling (a trend that seems here to stay) added some pizzazz to the collection. Zippers also added some excitement and proved yet again that Salvatore Ferragamo’s main designer knows a thing or two about subtlety. The lacing on the boots, the diagonal zippers, and the layering exemplify this gorgeous subtlety.

One of the few collections featuring such minimalism, it was a nice change of pace. Perhaps not the most jaw-dropping but very much one of the most wearable. Salvatore Ferragamo managed to create an extremely covetable collection that could actually work in one’s wardrobe.