Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018: Salavatore Ferragamo
“It was one of the most important shoes Salavatore Ferragamo designed, with the most insane colours. I really wanted to ensure that this collection and going forward we really embrace colour and make it a major feature of the house,” he explained adding, “The shoe is always the showcase for the trouser, the dress, the coat.” Speaking of coats, they were strong. Long leather ponchos, enveloping macs, sharp shouldered satin city coats and generous suede dusters all looked good. Andrew said he approached designing them as he would a star accessory. He clearly sees an opportunity with this category. “The coat becomes an accessory to the shoe and the bag for us. I think Ferrgamo could really own great coats and great jackets.” Another highlight was the silk scarf print dresses, a direct lift of prints from the Ferragamo archive which first appeared in 1990. He’d also been inspired by the Princess Margaret character in The Crown, “This naughty aristocratic person who has been out all night long.