Runway Report: Salvatore Ferragamo SS16

Following the theme running across the fashion weeks this season, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Massimiliano Giornetti unveiled a mostly monochrome palette for spring/summer, forming a juxtaposition of femininity and minimalism.
Proportion play was also key here – cinched high-waisted leather tulip skirts and voluminous pants were paired with floaty camisole tops with chic, flared silhouettes. Elsewhere, sleek bandeau sundresses came with romantic frilled panels around the hem, again, nipped at the waist.
Femininity was indeed saved for the details – opulent marabou feathers were used to adorn separates, while tiers of micro pleats were seen on dresses including a vintage-inspired, mustard ensemble with a tunic-style top and full skirt. Knots were also reoccurring, not only seen cinching waists but fastening wraparound and cape-like outerwear and on spaghetti strap sundresses in block blood orange and a horizontal stripe in garden tones.
Accessories and footwear were kept minimal and with practicality in mind. Covetable pointed flats with ankle straps and a chrome-finish heel came in powdery tones and croc leather. Bags were boxy and satchel-like, again in croc and an array of bright primary hues.

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