Salvatore Ferragamo – Women’s Fashion Winter 2007
The Fall / Winter 2006-2007 collection by Salvatore Ferragamo could be paralleled to the drug VIOXX. It is extremely effective but can also kill you. Nothing toxic to the body, instead it is a vast collection of natural fibers and vivid colors. The toxicity is to your look. I must say I was rather disappointed with this year’s designs, some of them are classic Ferragamo, accentuating femininity, enticing to the touch, professional with just a hint of aggressive sensuality, while others are the terminator of everything feminine. I was even more distressed to see both sides of the line worn on the streets. Italian Women's Fashion can be full of contrasts.
My first encounter was with dark side of the Ferragamo collection. I saw a female street bum about 150 yards in front coming toward me. It caught my eye because Milan does not have a large number of homeless women. My attention heightened as she came closer, she had make-up on and her hair was perfect, just left the hairdresser perfect. The shoes, although not spikes, were soft leather perfectly in color with her outfit. Then it hit me like a lightening on a hot summer afternoon. This girl was not a homeless, she was wearing top designer fashion. Some of the shows then came to mind, numerous designers had presented some country bumpkin lines made of heavy wools and some seemed to be burlap. Surely these fabrics are an unusual choice for texture but really hard to make them work in real life.
That’s when I realized this was Ferragamo, best known for shoes and accessories but also into great wines and with an Agriturismo that is a dream come true. As this young lady approached on the sidewalk I could not take my eyes off her. I think she was aware of my intense gaze and probably thought I was thinking something provocative. As she passed I also turned my head and she caught my glance and favored a beautiful yet discrete smile. It is a good thing she could not read my mind, I surely would have been slapped around a bit.
This year’s line is not all bad, in fact, I also have seen what I consider to be some really hot items walking the street. The combination of velvet with shimmering highlights, wool knits and bright colors are a great balance of texture, fabric and color.
The heavy wool outfits can go either way, ladies be very careful when thinking about whether or not the heavy knits can be part of your wardrobe. Heavy knits on the right design can soft, luxurious and voluptuous.
On the wrong design they can make you look pregnant, fine if you are and really sexy but if you are not I am not sure this is the message you want to convey.
Well, ladies, while you are thinking about raking me over the coals, I admit, I am opinionated. I love women, powerful, intelligent, beautiful, sexy, aggressive, sly, and passive. I love women to look like women, even when they dress in leather and ride a motorcycle or are riding a horse on the ranch. I think one half of the Ferragamo line does nothing to accentuate femininity rather it degrades. So choose the right half and when we meet on the street and you catch my glance we will both be thinking the same thing.
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