Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2019
Fabrics like leather, snakeskin, duchesse, intensely woven linen, and canvas composed Paul Andrew’s collection. In neutral and jewelled color tones, there were some business casual outfits that were very well built. A midi skirt, cropped top, and blazer (all in neutral tones) were good examples of how Andrew mixed street style and business casual effectively. But this wasn’t the only interesting outfit. The pink jewel tone blazer and trousers set with a red shirt with platform sandals, as well as the look with duchesse fabric trousers in a neutral tone and an elegant pastel purple shirt, were other ensembles that Andrew beautifully crafted. They can easily be used at the office and they still have a spring freshness provided by using not-so-heavy fabrics. However, the leather outfits were too limited. Neutral colors like brown and black, when worn in a leather look, can make it overpowering. Spring doesn’t need to be all florals, but leather needs to be incorporated with light fabric garments for a better use day-to-day. The collection had good outfits to wear in early autumn, like the leather top and midi skirt – Andrew’s leather outfits have a good silhouette that is mostly concentrated in the bottom portion of the body, particularly hemlines, that creates interesting fall outfits to be worn with a scarf or jacket.