Paul Andrew‘s masterful play with cut and color continues for Fall 2019. Having been recently promoted as overall creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, his vision was made all too clearly in this magnificent show. Firstly, and surprisingly, the suiting here was much softer. Milanese labels are known for their strict tailoring, but aside from a few menswear looks, there wasn’t any piece that looked nor felt constricting. In fact, there was a much larger emphasis on slouchiness this season compared to previous collections. The color palette was also rich—in every sense of the word—from the somber tones of charcoal, bronze, and plum to the brighter shades of tangerine, crimson, and pale teal. Such hues brought a contemporary edge to a line that was mostly comprised of old-school styles. A slew of tropical-like floral prints added a bit of playfulness as well. In terms of silhouettes, however, this is where the brand got a little more daring. A touch of oversize was given to a multitude of outerwear, the most notable of which are the robe-like coats (one in plush shearling was the epitome of fluffy fabulosity!) and the jewel-tone iterations in shimmering leathers and satins. These pieces were upscale all the way, and with their warming functions, are bound to become bestsellers. All in all, the show proved that Salvatore Ferragamo did good in hiring Andrews, and the fashion industry waits with bated breath on what he comes up with next!
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