Salvatore Ferragamo may be one of the biggest names in luxury fashion today, but its founder had humble beginnings. During the economic boom in the 1950s, Ferragamo became a “shoemaker to the stars”, working with icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe, in particular, was a fan of Ferragamo’s pieces—especially the Filetia and Viatica pumps—and frequently wore them in her films.
Despite having a four-inch heel, both models were purportedly comfortable, thanks to the bespoke wood and steel heel Ferragamo had patented for the starlet. But it wasn’t until 1978—18 years after Ferragamo’s death—that the Vara pump, the house’s most storied shoe, was born. Featuring a modest three-centimetre heel, a grosgrain bow and a metal bar, the model has been well-loved ever since for its versatility and timelessness.
Today, the Vara pump has been updated in countless reiterations, the most recent being the multicoloured woven raffia version featured in Ferragamo’s spring/summer 2022 collection. The line-up also consists of the popular Varina ballet flat in a similar make for maximum comfort as well as statement-making mules, clogs and slides.
Along with the line’s wide selection of footwear, the label will be debuting the brand-new Ferragamo cage bag, a playful yet functional option to tote your belongings on your next trip. The crowd-favourite classics, the Trifolio and Ferragamo Studio bags, have also been given a revamp in saccharine candy-like hues and different sizings. Look forward to breezy ready-to-wear pieces as well, including pleated mini-dresses, tailored trousers and silk scarves printed with Ferragamo’s archived floral designs.
See Vogue Singapore’s best picks from the Ferragamo spring/summer 2022 collection below.
Visit Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques at Paragon, Takashimaya and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands or inquire about the collection by calling +65 9688 7966.
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Vara pump in crochet knit
With its comfortable low heel and playful colourway, the crochet knit Vara pump will be your go-to pair of shoes this summer.
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Varina ballet flat in woven raffia
The Varina ballet flat has been updated in a vibrant orange and features crochet stitching and woven raffia at the sides for a more breathable alternative to the classic design.
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Ferragamo Studio soft bag
The Ferragamo Studio soft bag retains the look of the original model but in a slouchier, oversized design, making it perfect for the maximalist packer.
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Ferragamo cage bag
Meet the maison’s newest addition. Available in three colours, the inner drawstring leather pouch detaches from the ‘cage’ and is interchangeable with other designs in the Ferragamo cage line.
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High heel mule in woven nappa leather
Be prepared for any dressy occasion with this summery pair. The hand-woven Nappa leather upper displays the house’s craftsmanship while the chunkier 10.5-centimetre heel provides comfort to the wearer.
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Bouclé top in knitted cotton
Stay cool yet cosy in the sun with Ferragamo’s knitted cotton bouclé top, featuring a V-neck and two side slits at the arms. Pair with the matching bottoms for the perfect lounging outfit.
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Made of lightweight cotton, these shorts are a summer wardrobe staple, complete with a corset that allows you to adjust its fit without tailoring.
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Silk foulard in poppy print
Own a piece of Ferragamo’s history with this silk scarf in a soft blue. The floral motif featured here is taken from Ferragamo’s design archives.
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The Gancini bangle is made of recyclable aluminium and has an artfully dented appearance for an instant touch of glam.