The idea of Hollywood glamour conjures up images of flashing lights, long satin gowns and drama — lots of it. Playing on the notion of going beyond the dramatics of the holiday season, Salvatore Ferragamo has launched its Holiday 2019 collection by travelling back to its archives and for a modern reinterpretation.
The ready-to-wear collection is essentially, one ensemble after another of your ideal look for Christmas parties. These Hollywood prints are inspired heavily by natural elements, and Christmas colours of red, white, black and even grey.
A design synonymous with the brand that we’ll be seeing famously this year for ladies is classic Ferragamo Pump. With this collection, the holiday pumps come with a rounded toe and a wrap-around design in shades including turquoise, almond and bone. The shoe also comes with a little Gancini tag, as if a tiny trinket that’s almost a secret. Where shoes are concerned, look out also for the new Vara pump, which was actually designed in 1979 by Salvatore Ferragamo’s daughter Fiamma.
We’re drawn most to the bags this season, particularly towards the must-have Trifolio Bag. Gancini clasp, minimalist design and options of a shoulder strap or shopper, colours range from Carmine red to Tyron turquoise. Then there are more designs that really embody the holiday spirit; a sequinned shoulder bag, black satin mini-bad with a cure Vara bow-clasp, and the Ferragamo Studio Bag with a gold chain.
Men have it just as good with the collection. The idea here is to bring a combination of high craftsmanship and distinctive elements of Ferragamo together for an ultra-contemporary style. It begins here with footwear — think of course, the double-Gancini buckle, and Salvatore Ferragamo’s signature Tramezza lace-up in silicone with a modern gloss-matt effect.
If travel is part of your Christmas plans, then have a look at the selection of bags and small accessories in black calfskin. We’re in love with the weekend bag in deerskin weekender which comes in black and copper.
And if there’s one stocking stuffer for absolutely everybody, it’s the unisex Aviators featuring leather inserts in the front and on the arms. The pairs come in different colour combinations such as Bordeaux, gold metal caramel, green, black and grey. But if you’re feeling really snazzy (blame it on the eggnog), reach for the rhinestone-studded Gancini model decked out just for the holiday collection.