Salvatore Ferragamo Sets Precedent at Pitti
Paul Andrew‘s first men’s collection for Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2020 is a revision of the brand taking inspiration from the Italian designer’s forward thinking and the contemporary age of high-craft and high-tech garments. Staged at Piazza della Signoria, the first show ever set there, the formative entity also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pitti. With the Palazzo Vecchio and Fountain of Neptune as a backdrop, Ferragamo set a new standard for menswear shows.
The collection itself comprised of pastel loose pieces in lightweight materials that were enhanced by Italian quality and finished in a tender, romantic manner. A mix of traditional menswear staples with more experimental fits, each of the airy pieces came together in a harmony of Earthy hues truly necessary for an Italian summer (ideal for the heat that accompanied the show). Some key pieces include a pair of Nappa leather bonded pants and a range of very-loose knits. The overall impression is a summer take on utilitarian-wear with a bit of Italian flair that evokes a laissez-faire vibe.
Images: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo.