Spring/summer 2013 appears to be all about fine craftsmanship at Salvatore Ferragamo. The label’s team has fashioned a collection of simple, minutely detailed handbags that achieve modernity with those very same low-key elements. Maybe they don’t jump out the way some other Ferragamo designs of yesteryear do, but they speak to creative director Massimilano Giornetti’s ability to make even plain look perfect.
A plain black handbag? They’ve clearly never heard of such a thing. The Rustic Kamelia Top Handle Bag feels almost haunting thanks to a pair of involved copper buckles that punctuate the midnight backdrop with old-world elegance.
More intriguing is the Embroidered Corda Fergie Hobo, which boasts intricate top stitching on the front and smooth tonal leather on the reverse. A complex series of buckles and hardware bring this slightly dreary color to life – perhaps not enough to make it the life of the party, but certainly enough to make it more noticeable.
When in doubt, opt for a sassy bag that works overtime as a shoulder or crossbody bag. The Python Ruth Messenger Bag is by far the most impressive of the lot. Who doesn’t love the idea of aged gold studs brightening up a piece of sleek, glossy python?
All images courtesy Moda Operandi.posted: December 31st, 2012
category: Other designer Handbags