Wednesday January 18, 2012 – Private Royal waiting lounge – Milan’s Railway Station
Ferragamo has the brilliant and original idea to present his Pre-Fall 2012 at Milan’s train station.
A station, the echo of trains softened in the refined atmosphere of an exclusive lounge. Waiting, an ultra-sophisticated woman, naturally elegant in her daytime clothes with the intricate play of printed checks, lozenge and patchwork. On her knees a beauty case, square but soft, made of precious skins.
The Ferragamo girl wears a soft brimmed fedora graced by a feather, an astrakhan-lined leather and python cape and a key by her neck, as a pendant or the buckle of a blouse.
For the evening, brush-stroke check print on silk twill plays with velvet, while pleated chiffon cocktail dresses are enlivened by magnificent geometrical lace embroidery in full colour.
The vibrant tones of the autumnal palette dictate the atmosphere of this voyage: red wine, purple and thyme green, lit up by the comforting softness of neutral hues like camel, tan and leather.
The entire collection is enriched by the luxury of exotic skins: from the Argyle sweater with suede, python and cashmere inlays, to the knitted dress with crocodile, python and ostrich piping, the exclusive allure of the suede suit with crocodile borders and the ostrich overcoat with a check flannel lining.
The spirit of travel is highlighted by the suede beauty cases with python and metal detailing on the padlock-style fastening. Skins, crafted with virtuosity, reversed and raw cut, generate forms that are simple yet constructed, either flat or geometric.