Ferragamo Recruits Designers for New Eyewear Capsule
The newest eyewear collection by Salvatore Ferragamo perfectly captures the essence of Italian design with only eight frames. Simple and sophisticated with just a hint of flair, each pair of frames yields a distinct appeal while adhering to the designer’s knack for modern cool.
This was the result of the designer partnering with 4 local creatives — landscape designer Derek Castiglioni, furniture designer Francesco Meda, interior designer Rodrigo Izquierdo, and photographer Guido Taroni — on the collection. Each injected their own distinct perspective into the styles and will be forever included in the Ferragamo family as immortalized in the accompanying #ItalianExcellence campaign.
“Family is one of the key facets of Italian culture and I’m delighted to welcome four new members to the Ferragamo family today,” creative director Paul Andrew said in a statement. “To create 2019’s Men’s eyewear capsule we researched archival shapes from the 1950s and 1960s then combined ultramodern materials with the Gancini emblem of the house to build a line of products that embody the values of Italian excellence that are both timeless and contemporary. Those values are shared by Derek, Francesco, Guido, and Rodrigo: four brilliant individuals who share a deep connection forged by Italian culture.”
The collection features sleek and thin wireframes in an aviator style as well as the designer’s own take on the wayfarer. These classic styles are modernized with premium materials, including lightweight metals, tortoiseshell, and contrasting acetate accents. Each design includes the designer’s signature Gancini emblem, rounding out the perfect combination of tradition with innovation.
The Ferragamo SS19 eyewear capsule is available online now.