THE BRAND TO WEAR NOW: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Female (Singapore) - - EDIT - – KYS

New cre­ative di­rec­tor Paul An­drew in­jects his youth­ful cool.

You know its shoes and its silk twills. The clothes? Prob­a­bly not as much. That may well change with Paul An­drew, who moved up from the role of the brand’s footwear di­rec­tor to women’s cre­ative di­rec­tor last Oc­to­ber. While the Brit boasts a starry port­fo­lio as a shoe de­signer – he’s worked for the likes of Calvin Klein and Alexan­der McQueen, and still runs his pop­u­lar name­sake la­bel – his de­but ready-to-wear col­lec­tion for the Ital­ian lux­ury house this sea­son is equally promis­ing. In­spired by its orig­i­nal clients – screen leg­ends Katharine Hep­burn and Mar­lene Di­et­rich – it boasts re­laxed, elon­gated sil­hou­ettes big on man­nish, time-proof tai­lor­ing, and on-trend shirt dresses made from silk foulards fea­tur­ing archival prints. The painterly colour pal­ette – moss green, bur­gundy and khaki, tem­pered with jolts of bright mustard and dusty blue – would ap­peal as much to street-style stars as the brand’s long-time clients. If the suc­cess of other ac­ces­sories-de­sign­ers-turned-CDs is any in­di­ca­tor, Ferragamo is next in line to en­joy the same.

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