Salvatore Ferragamo continues to celebrate its 100 years in Hollywood with the launch of a women’s capsule shoe collection in collaboration with acclaimed young shoe designer Edgardo Osorio. The collection, entitled Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo, highlights the House’s longstanding commitment to promoting young talent, while honoring the legacy of its founder’s creative innovation, his arrival in Hollywood a century ago, and his close ties to the stars of cinema’s Golden Age.
Evoking Salvatore Ferragamo’s unique spirit and personal archive, the collection sees Edgardo Osorio playfully channel the founder’s iconic designs from the 30's, 40's and 50's, and reinterpret them for the contemporary woman. Inspired by Ferragamo classics like the rainbow wedge, the polka dot shoe, and the wing shoe – all designed for Salvatore’s original Hollywood clients such as Mae West, Joan Crawford, and Marilyn Monroe – the collection effortlessly updates the color, glamour, lightness of touch and groundbreaking use of materials that have long been recognized as Ferragamo hallmarks. Combining refined European elegance with modern American sensibility and Latin flair, the collection consists of 12 styles developed across four lines. Each model is characterized by signature elements such as bows, lace and wings, and showcases an unexpected mix of materials including patent, suede, nappa, cork, stones, and feathers.
“Edgardo’s South American culture and sophisticated design aesthetic encapsulates the Ferragamo lifestyle,” says Salvatore Ferragamo Creative Director, Massimiliano Giornetti. “This collection is the perfect, modern twist on the true spirit of Salvatore Ferragamo: irony and playfulness, attention to detail, creativity and a touch of eccentricity, combined with the ultimate in comfort and luxury.”
Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo is the first time the House has collaborated with another designer using their name. Osorio, who was born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, adds, “It is an honor to be interpreting Salvatore Ferragamo’s extraordinary design vision for a new generation of woman. This collaboration is particularly dear to me as it marks 10 years since I first joined Ferragamo at just 19 years old, my first job in the world of luxury footwear.” The Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo collection signals a new take on Salvatore Ferragamo’s historical mentoring and investing in emerging craftsmanship and creativity, which started with the founder’s investment in Italy's world class artisan tradition, and continues today through the company’s Fondazione Ferragamo which sponsors both college and graduate artisans.