MILAN Salvatore Ferragamo and Yohji Yamamoto have linked to supply a small footwear assortment called Salvatore Ferragamo for Yohji Yamamoto. The sculptured footwear will premiere in red on the designer’s fall runway on Friday.
“Ferragamo is the top specialist in shoe making and working with them was an incredible experience that bought me lots of happiness,said Yamamoto in an unique interview.
As the venture unfurled, Yamamoto traveled to Ferragamo’s Florentine headquarters, where he met matriarch Wanda Ferragamo, toured the museum and mined the archives. He was fascinated by Ferragamo’s trailblazing kinds, to the purpose that he believes they might “disappoint any student who thinks his work is unique.However the one thing the archives lacked was “mannish, unisex and neutral footwear,said Yamamoto.
So he took care of that with seven unfussy and sinuous types, at times influenced by the house’s iconic Vara ballerina or archival patterns.
Among the standouts are a man’s shoe laced to the tip; an city take on the hiking boot in a black-and-white pattern; a easy two-toned lace-up, and a strawberry purple pull-on ankle boot. Retail costs range from $470 to $1,050.
The shoessimplicity, built on difficult constructions, impressed James Ferragamo, director of the women’s leather goods department, who labored with Yamamoto on the undertaking. “It was a beautiful exercise in design. Yamamoto could be very exact and very concentrated. We were challenged with molding the leather to get the soles right, especially when the heel was part of it, and getting all the pieces to match,stated Ferragamo.