2009 March 2
Salvatore Ferragamo - Milan Fall 2009
(MILAN) Cristina Ortiz's third collection at Ferragamo was a welcome (and required) antidote to the generally desconstructed looks she's shown at the house so far. Her take on Fall was dignified, tailored and (dare we say it?) classic, offering up some very tempting ready-to-wear options for the house's loyal accessory customer. The palette of mostly brick, blood red, oyster, plum and chocolate conveyed that historic luxury, while details like fur armwarmers and red leather motorcross gloves dotted with a single rosette were sufficiently trend-driven to spice up the more straightforward pieces. Memories of cableknit sweaterdresses in brick and navy, the latter worn beautifully by Tanya D., undid the damage wrought by a smattering of sheer sweaters, which had the audience focused more on breasts than the masterful floorgrazing skirts that accompanied them.