It’s not a small thing that Salvatore Ferragamo has two designers working hand-in-hand each season—Guillaume Meilland for menswear and Paul Andrew for women’s. Usually, when two creatives are put in the same room (yet alone show their collections on the same combined runway), there are fireworks. There’s just too much ego been thrown around. Who decides the location? Who calls the shots on the music? Cut, colour and silhouette? So, the fact that Meilland and Andrew have continued to consistently deliver cohesive men’s and women’s collections each and every time, is major a testament to their symbiotic and complementary partnership.
Scroll the through the gallery above for the men’s Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter 2019 collection. For the full report, make sure you click the ‘listen in browser’ button below to hear the audio review.
Designer: Guillaume Meilland
10-word show review: The leather. The colour. The sophistication. Chic is back boys.
Favourite look: Like previous seasons, the runway was awash with a broad palette of sophisticated hues—ebony made way for seaweed greens and petrol blues before turning into burnt orange and maroon; there was an excursion into aubergine and saffron before ivory, cobalt and, to close the loop, long leather outerwear in deep black.
There was a panoply of gorgeous, delicious and ultimately, super covetable leather pieces. But our favourite look goes to that buttery soft notch-lapel leather blazer (with a drawstring waist!) worn over a zip-neck check shirt tucked into charcoal trousers. This is what understated chic looks like, ladies and gentlemen,
Favourite accessory: Naturally, there were great weekender bags galore. However, we’re still obsessed with small bags. Check out the boxy leather clutches for men (man-clutches?) in hunter green, orange and merlot. Yes, please. What do you mean impractical? It fits your phone, credit card and lip balm. What else do you need?