13 posts tagged "Ferragamo"
Though Ferragamo may conjure images of Florence, it’s the brand’s deep Hollywood ties that have inspired its pop-up shop inside the brand-new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Creative director Massimiliano Giornetti used Ferragamo’s title sponsorship of the new arts space as an opportunity to create a special line of accessories, specific to L.A. and the near 100-year history the brand has had in Tinseltown. Though the Salvatore Ferragamo company started in Italy, Mr. Ferragamo emigrated to America in 1914 and later opened his very own boot shop in Hollywood that catered to acting legends.
Playing on some of the house’s most famous designs, the capsule collection includes the invisible wedge, hybrid silk sandals, and woven calfskin heels, all reimagined with modern touches of Lucite, hand weaving, and exotic combinations of textures and skins. “The iconic heritage remains true in this collection and speaks to every woman that desires the perfect combination of craftsmanship, modern design, and quality,” Giornetti told Style.com, calling the product offering “the true essence of Ferragamo.” Continue Reading “Ferragamo Goes To Hollywood” »
Lauren Hutton is returning to the silver screen—or, rather, your computer screen—in Walking Stories, a romantic comedy created by Luca Guadagnino for Salvatore Ferragamo. The film captures a love story that unfolds in three cities near and dear to Mr. Ferragamo’s heart: Los Angeles, where his brand flourished; Shanghai, where the future of fashion lies; and Florence, his beloved hometown. Alongside Hutton, fresh faces such as Kaya Scodelario, Billy Magnussen, and Nathalie Buscombe bring the tale to life (and the rising stars look good doing it—decked out in Ferragamo, naturally). Walking Stories premieres October 8 on www.ferragamo.com, and will be followed by eight biweekly episodes and behind-the-scenes footage. A series of film stills debuts here, exclusively on Style.com.
Ron Howard’s new film Rush—a flick starring Daniel Brühl (above), Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Joséphine de la Baume, and Chris Hemsworth, about two rival Formula 1 drivers in the seventies—hits theaters on September 13. And Salvatore Ferragamo’s Massimiliano Giornetti reportedly dressed the movie’s leading couple, Brühl and Lara, who play racer Niki Lauda and his wife, Marlene Lauda, respectively. “I created Niki Lauda’s character’s wardrobe for the film with his most distinctive traits in mind: an extremely determined sportsman obsessed with perfection, never leaving anything to chance, whether it be a strategic move or a stylistic detail,” Giornetti said of the costumes. Sounds a bit like the house’s sporty Spring ’14 menswear collection, no?
Ferragamo’s The Amazing Shoemaker—an exhibition that explores shoes’ starring roles in stories throughout history—is on view at the Ferragamo Museum in Florence until March 31 of next year. But for those of us who can’t scoot over to Italy for the action, the house is bringing a taste of whimsy to New York. The museum show includes contemporary pieces inspired by such stories as Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz, classical works, short films, and new fairy tales by the likes of Hamid Ziarati, Michele Mari, and Elisa Biagini. However, one can’t really talk about narrative-stealing kicks without mentioning Hermes’ winged sandals—the mythical accessories appear in the exhibition in the form of Giambologna’s sixteenth-century sculpture Mercurio. And in honor of the ancient god’s divine taste in footwear, Ferragamo has released a pair of winged calfskin sandals, which debut exclusively above. Available from May 22 through June 2, the wares are part of a larger capsule, comprising a series of story-inspired heels and tote bags, as well as a selection of silk scarves. Designed by artist Michela Petoletti, each foulard is printed with watercolors depicting scenes from shoe-centric fables.
From Wednesday, the house’s Fifth Avenue flagship will also offer signed copies of Frank Espinosa’s limited-edition graphic novel based on Mr. Ferragamo’s life (above). Proceeds from the sales will be donated to Un Cuore, Un Mondo, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to children suffering from heart disease.