For the Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn/Winter 2014 menswear collection, fashion designer Massimiliano Giornetti chose to focus on the tactile dimensions of fabric and the quality of tailoring to create a highly accomplished range of garments for the contemporary urban male that highlights the importance of traditional manufacturing processes and sartorial heritage.
To achieve his underpinning concept, Giornetti engendered clean silhouettes expressed through strong outerwear that included rug weaves on jackets and coats, blanket fringes hidden in the yolk of lining, and belted dressing gowns reinterpreted as overcoats. Other strong pieces of the collection include fitted blousons, cropped jackets, duffle coats, Ulster coats, bomber jackets, peacoats, jerseys with voluminous sleeves and slimly tailored trousers featuring graphic stripes and made from richly textured materials such as faded jacquards and woven or brushed fabrics.
The colour palette is drawn from nature with predominant shades of beige, cream, sesame, caramel, rust and sage contrasting with richly urbane shades of blue. The emphasis on tactility and clean lines continues in the footwear and accessories, with thickly soled boots and monkstrap shoes in different colour variations being complemented by oversized polo bags with visible grain.