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Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2012 Runway Review

If you look at this season’s Salvatore Ferragamo collection on its own, separate from the growing trends and themes of the season, it seems that Massimiliano Giornetti has thought of everything. It has daywear, resortwear, evening gowns, and separates, everything that a woman would need in her spring wardrobe, given that she was comfortable wearing bold jewel tones and silk prints all day every day. There were definite standouts in the collection, and a wonderful throw back to early-eighties glamour, but when looked at in the context of this season’s overarching aesthetic, it seems that Giornetti is a few seasons late.

Most successful were the flirty scarf dresses or holiday appropriate jumpsuits but the bold collection was uncannily reminiscent of some of the collections we saw for last spring. It’s unfortunate, as on its own this collection has a great deal of merit, but from a buying and editorial perspective, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. Nevertheless, holiday-goers and resort bound women are sure to flock to the brand’s easy, wearable dresses for spring.