I think if I wasn’t in fashion, I would probably see myself as something of a loose cannon crushing on every second piece with a sensible story. Can you imagine it? “Hi I am Mahlatse James (The Third) and I just can’t commit to one trend… LOL.” So, in an attempt to self-restrict I had a wide –and lengthy series of questions (to self), trying to find out if these many loves of mine could ever be substantiated beyond the royal “ OH IT IF FABUSH DAAHLING… I DIE” and there is was, tucked somewhere in my head and heart, the Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2014 menswear show as presented in June this year, re- igniting in me, the type of love I just want to print out on giant placards and distribute all over. As almost every plasticising fashionpolitan would definitely tell you; there is no trick to analysing a Salvatore Ferragamo collection; it is an unspoken tradition to have one’s eyes fixated on shoes first (the fashion house’s primal focal point), move towards accessories (an always attractive hybrid) and then the rest of the collection (unquestionably spirited). I live for innovative fashion and in an event where a legendary designer brand escalates an already thunderous trend; I go full-on insane. Tailored sportswear is having such a moment right now and Ferragamo’s creative director; Massimiliano Giornetti did such a stellar job binging in uniqueness and mobility to the heralded sports references. His sportsman’s vibrancy goes without saying, but he stretched his availability by bringing him into the city, granting him an opportunity to shift menswear a little and an option to holiday as he pleases. The accessories in the collection were all kinds of AMAZING! Those giant leather backpacks, the fabulous weekender and that one fold clutch had me gushing. My goodness those shoes! Those detailed sandals are my life and such an icon for the season, I cannot wait to see them trashing styling barriers in editorials and hitting an all time high the minute they hit the retail market. This one of the rare cases where words are just not enough… One must just observe and look forward to #WERQ it.
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