2009 September 28
Salvatore Ferragamo - Milan Spring 2010
(MILAN) For her last effort in the house, Christina Ortiz took a scenic mind trip to the African lands and came away with a fresh looking effort highlighted by bold and humid colors like ripe lemon, watermelon and cherry. Feather light blouses, timeless jackets in classic neutrals, and draped dresses (like electric pink on Vlada) were obvious standouts. The shoes are always to be noted at this particular show, and this season's caiman, python, and wood offerings were particularly admirable. The collection was full of loose joy that was, unfortunately, not exhibited by Ortiz when she actually had a job.