“Many of the pieces are made in nappa leather – this exemplifies everything that we do. I think that Ferragamo should ‘own’ leather dressing.”
Paul Andrew insists he wants to keep his collections 'luxurious and high fashion'. “We’re doing the opposite of what so many luxury houses are doing now – no hoodies, tees, shorts with logos emblazoned all over them.”
“Keeping that ease and wearability, but keeping it elevated. I looked at American workwear from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.”
“Patchwork is a major part of the Ferragamo archives. And this is made in the most astonishing way. The panels are laser-cut, before artisans use blue to piece it together. There is no stitching.”
“The heels take reference from a ’60s design by Salvatore Ferragamo’s daughter.”
The Boxyz bag, which was launched for Pre-Fall 2019, gets more finishes for Fall/Winter 2019.
“The version of the Boxyz that fits little things like a credit card.”
“The scarf print is key for Ferragamo. We spliced various scarf prints together to make a new one. The skirt has a flap, which you can let down or button up for different looks. And the cotton shirt here has leather bonded over it.”
“This was, in fact, inspired by a blanket that I had found.”
“And the Gancini (monogram) jacquard is something I developed from scratch (using Ferragamo’s iconic symbol).”
Full story in the September 2019 issue of L'Officiel Singapore.