Massimiliano Giornetti has direct access to artisanal ateliers with skill sets to make any designer dream. According to his show notes, Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director used those resources for “experiments with craftsmanship and handmade uniqueness. Materials entertain patterns with imperfect perfection.”
Giornetti amped up textural play with a crafty hand, with cutouts and frayed details marking many styles. These were cut two ways: with exaggerated volume, as in the white coat lined in bright yellow, or more streamlined silhouettes, such as the ribbed knit dresses with sheer insets.
There were also hints at the Seventies, though subtler than elsewhere in Milan, in languid halter dresses, their jacquard surfaces evoking exotic skins, and underscoring the house’s leather goods core. The accessories were strong, especially the bold wedge sandals that referenced a Ferragamo style from the Forties. But overall, the collection lacked a distinct point of view.