ALL IN THE FAMILY
Created almost 40 years ago, the Vara shoe is perhaps one of Salvatore Ferragamo’s most popular styles, created by Salvatore’s late daughter, Fiamma Ferragamo. Now, in her honour, Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, has designed a new handbag called the Fiamma.
Available in five sizes, the Fiamma is a top-handle bag with a flap pocket on its front and a lock closure in a shape that calls to mind the Gancio – a symbol of Salvatore Ferragamo’s dedication to modern design and luxurious craftsmanship.
The Fiamma’s first runway incarnations were seen in the Autumn/ Winter ’ 14 show, where versions in black crocodile as well as combinations of pony hair, calfskin, and palmellato buffed calfskin, complete with polished gold hardware handles graced the catwalks. Also desirable are miniature styles in limited-edition variants: two-tone fox fur stitched onto aged snakeskin, tweed with Swarovski crystals, and calfskin with intriguing stingray detail.
To celebrate the debut of the Fiamma, Salvatore Ferregamo has released a series of short films and interviews with international families. The most iconic women star in it, of which include Stella, Lola, and Jacquline Schnabel of New York, Mariel and Langley Fox Hemingway of Los Angeles, and Princess Theresa Patricia and Princess Mathilda Mélusine Ruspoli of Rome. This project recognises their talents and inherited legacies, while showcasing the Fiamma bags they chose to match their personalities. www.ferragamo.com/Fiamma
Clockwise from top: The Fiamma bag; Flora Zeta Cheong- Leen and Claudine Ying of Hong Kong; Stella Schnabel with Lola Montes Schnabel and Jacqueline
Schnabel of New York; Princess Theresa Patricia
and Princess Mathilda Mélusine Ruspoli of Rome;
Mariel Hemingway and Langley Fox Hemingway of Los Angeles; Marchesa Fiamma; and Helena Bordon of São Paulo