Dark City: Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2013

Having started as a forward-thinking shoemaker to Hollywood stars of the 1920s, the late Salvatore Ferragamo’s eponymous brand has come a long way. One aspect that remains a guiding force under Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti: a scientific approach to the art of style. Chiseled lines and innovative mixes of luxe leather and wool with technical fabrics define this calculated new collection, rooted in a cavernous spectrum of near-black hues. The result is an army of outerwear that would somehow look as at-home in the Matrix as it would on your sunless, socked-in commutes next Fall.

Leather Weather. The show featured a wide range of takes on this quintessential piece of all-attitude menswear—from cropped biker jackets to hip-length trialmasters to knee-length trenches.

Soldier of Fortune. Military references are invading throughout the season’s shows. No exception here, with double-breasted officer coats and peacoats, aerodynamic bomber jackets, and the all-terrain trench in the Twitter pic up top.

Rain Men. Soaked cement was a clear influence, with storm sounds starting the show and puddles literally lining the runway. Giornetti found countless ways to revel in the rain—like a voluminous cloak, rubberized sweater and futuristic poncho fit for a gunslinger in space. (Click images to enlarge.)


Watch the video above for a glimpse backstage prior to the Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2013 runway show—which took place in Milan only a few days ago—and hear from Giornetti himself on the thought process behind the new designs.



…And view the complete Fall/Winter 2013 slideshow at GQ.com.

[First three images courtesy of the official Salvatore Ferragamo Twitter page. Individual looks courtesy of GQ.com. Video courtesy of the official Salvatore Ferragamo YouTube channel.]

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  • Celeste B's Customer January 16, 2013, 11:00 pm

    My dream outfit of the impeccably dressed Stasi man is coming nearer. What is missing is a good mostly black fedora or stetson.

  • Anonymous October 5, 2015, 12:04 pm

    would like to know how much the /Giornetti voluminous cloak for men is??

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