Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2018 Menswear Collection
May 4, 2018
Guillaume Meilland, the newly appointed Salvatore Ferragamo men’s design director, offered his first present right now. To mark the occasion, he hit the refresh button, beginning from a redesign of the present house, giving it a more open, industrial really feel, which suited the collection’s streamlined, urban allure. It additionally set the tone for his perspective towards the Florentine house’s codes: respectful, however not reverential.
Meilland minimize his teeth on menswear at Saint Laurent during Stefano Pilati’s tenure, earlier than departing for Lanvin, where he labored with Lucas Ossendrijver for roughly eight years. It’s protected to say he knows a thing or two about French allure. Yet the Italian aptitude for elegance and absolutely the excellence of its savoir faire fascinates him. “I’d prefer to bridge the Italian sartorial finesse with a trendy sportswear edge, in addition to mixing conventional techniques with new technologies,he mentioned at a preview a number of days earlier than the present. He professed his admiration for Salvatore Ferragamo, the house’s maestro, whose curiosity and open spirit he discovered inspiring: “He was up to discover and experiment, discovering new methods to inject his Italian sense of luxe with a world method./p>
Meilland labored on streamlining the silhouette, elongating coats, slimming and narrowing pants, and shortening jacketsproportions. Volumes have been given a mild, supple really feel, which didn’t detract from a dry architectural bent that revealed the designer’s penchant for a sharp, trendy edge. He kept it in test, although, smoothing it with an emphasis on a precise yet refined sensuality and the usage of the finest fabrics, parts so ingrained in many Italian menswear corporations, they’re even more sacred than the nationwide anthem.