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37 posts tagged "Salvatore Ferragamo"

John Legend Mulls A Life Of Design


It seems Kanye West may have some competition in the male-musician-with-a-knack-for-finer-threads department. “Sometimes, I think about it,” John Legend said last night when queried about starting his own fashion or accessories line. “I would probably do clothes first.” The singer-songwriter was a guest of honor at a party celebrating the launch of Ferragamo World, an eco-conscious range of men’s footwear with rubber soles designed to decompose three to five years after hitting the landfill. Proceeds go to the Acumen Fund’s anti-poverty efforts in South Asia and East Africa. Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers, while not considering a namesake collection, was grateful for the new footwear option. “Guys are very knee-up people,” the funnyman noted. “I’m lucky the nice people at Ferragamo have me wearing much better shoes than I usually wear tonight. Great shoes are very important to my social life.”

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Accessories Go Green


Brilliant color has been one of the major runway stories of Spring ’11 so far, and not only in apparel. Accessories are turning up in vivid shades, too. In particular, we’ve noticed a preference for green at the Milan shows to date, ranging from a dark teal all the way to apple. We’ve arranged them across the spectrum here, with bags from (left to right) Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Prada, Jil Sander, and Bottega Veneta, above. But to really appreciate them, you need to click the image above for a larger version—in living color, as it were.

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Milan, Off The Runways


Milan fashion week begins in earnest today, but the continuing financial crisis has put something of a damper on the party scene. That should make this February a perfect time to rediscover favorite old haunts. Expect the editors to beeline for the cozy trattoria La Libera—its Bugsy Malone-styled owner, Italo, has already found his way before the Sartorialist’s lens. For aperitivi, there’s the legendary Bar Jamaica. The clientele—largely from the nearby Brera Art Academy—gives it a suitably bohemian atmosphere, but it’s truly infamous for being the site where the Futurist manifesto was plotted. Fashion’s own futurists may find it an appealing watering hole. Anti-bohemians will flock to Armani’s revamped café (pictured) off Via Manzoni for the food and the model-gorgeous wait staff, or maybe just to get a feel for the new Giorgio Armani Hotel that’s due to open directly above it in early 2011. After hours, the fashion week party at Lotvs’ second floor, La Bouche, will draw crowds, but the real night owls will head to Marcello Burlon’s Pink Is Punk party. Why? The guest DJ, Margherita Missoni.

Of course, editors in their off hours are not only eating, drinking, and partying. There are plenty of art exhibitions—funded by the various fashion houses and retailers—going on for a little culture throughout the week. Louis Vuitton’s installation by Sudarshan Shetty, the Ferragamo-sponsored show on Greta Garbo’s style at the Triennale, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld’s exhibition of Richard Hambleton paintings (courtesy of Armani), and 10 Corso Como’s display of Tim Walker photos will all be on display. They’ll all, of course, be attended by parties to celebrate them—this is fashion week, after all.

Photo: Courtesy of Caffe Armani

Daphne’s Scent, Jude’s Love Child, And More…


Daphne Guinness, in collaboration with Comme des Garçons, is bringing her signature scent to Maxfield and Barneys. It’s got a “woodsy and kind of jasmine-y, tuberose-y sort of thing” going on. [WWD]

André Balazs has made certain guests at the Standard hotels will be able to bare all this summer. Quiksilver bikinis and board shorts will be available for purchase from poolside vending machines in August, so now you really have no reason to stay dry. [WWD]

Guess what? Jude Law‘s going to be a dad! Yes, it came as a surprise to him, too. [People]

There’s been a design-team shakedown at Salvatore Ferragamo. Massimiliano Giornetti, the menswear designer, will now be taking on womenswear as well. He will replace Cristina Ortiz, whose designs were a bit too “sexpot,” for Fall 2010. [WWD]

Photo: Sylvia Linares / Film Magic

Kicking It From Florence To Tokyo


More images from Yohji Yamamoto‘s footwear collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo landed in our inbox this morning, and while we’re looking forward to seeing how they hold up on the runway tonight—not to mention what Yohji will be showing on top of them—we thought they deserved a little solo time in the spotlight. A far cry from the heel-less, but no less gravity-defying, lace-up sparkle boots at Nina Ricci yesterday, Yamamoto and Ferragamo’s kicks are as easy as can be. There’s a molded, second-skin quality to the leather, which rather begs to be pulled on. Ranging from $470 to $1,050, the shoes are, as Yamamoto intended them to be, also a bit “mannish.” Will you slip these supple suckers on when they’re out in July? Or will you opt for something a bit sexier?

Photos: Courtesy of Yohji Yamamoto