For the 2018 holiday season, Salvatore Ferragamo pays tribute to the iconic Rainbow wedge sandal designed in 1938 for Judy Garland, reimagined on its 80th anniversary with Rainbow Holiday, a collection of colourful accessories true to the house’s storied legacy of vibrant innovation. Rainbow Holiday continues to evoke ‘The Patchwork of Characters’ introduced by Women’s Creative Director, Paul Andrew.
Technicolor rainbow stripes of printed leather are complimented by the Vara bow ornament, another house icon originally designed in 1978 by Fiamma Ferragamo, eldest daughter to Salvatore and Wanda, a signature detail of the Maison.
The Vara Rainbow bag, a small geometric shoulder strap handbag with chain handle, is adorned with the iconic Vara bow in printed Rainbow leather. Designed with form and function, a back pocket reveals a series of colourful compartments. Offered in a variety of block colours true to the collection’s inspiration – yellow, blue or red lipstick – the Vara Rainbow bag celebrates the icon for which it was named.
One of the Maison’s most influential and recognizable icons, the Vara block heel pump with crafted grosgrain ribbon meets the seasonal treatment of Rainbow Holiday in printed calfskin leather. In patent leather, solid yellow, blue or red lipstick celebrate the primary colours of the Rainbow. Varina, a contemporary icon, receives the same bold treatment.
An archival print from the early 1990’s inspires the Rainbow Holiday exclusive silk pattern, the Vara silhouette repeated endlessly in a myriad of colour variations.The antithesis of Rainbow, the juxtaposition of black and white evoke the positive and negative of a singular image developed on key accessories.
Repurposing two prints from the Ferragamo archives of the early 1990’s, the Sumatra splices together pattern and proportion into a modern graphic design applied to silks, the Vara Rainbow bag and the new Varina flatform.
Men’s accessories come to life with urban inspiration and ultra contemporary design in the form of two models of trainers in a series of variations inspired by streetwear which play with combinations of black and white, fine leathers and technical materials: Cube, the evolution of the men’s lace-up trainer, and Borg, a Gancini moccasin hybrid, are characterised by minimal and refined design. The Ferragamo signature transcends beyond the confines of a logo, postered across leather calfskin.
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