There were two distinct themes at work at Ferragamo's Fall 2012: the soldier and the gypsy.
Designer Massimiliano Giornetti opened the show with a black military inspired dress coat, with gold buttons and belted at the waist. All sorts of variations of military coats and jackets followed one after another: velvet, wool, fur, brocade, double breasted , some with leather lapels, ranging in color from black, brown and dark green. Most of them were buckled at the waist; some were paired with fitted pencil skirts while others were paired with trousers. In both cases models wore knee-high leather boots-- and the pants were tucked into the boots, adding to the military effect.
But then there were the gypsy looks: Beautiful off the shoulder blouses and dresses with full, flowy skirts--the perfect foil to the collection's structured, masculine coats and pants. The hair, which was pulled back and braided, as well as the occasional velvet cameo choker, further hinted at the kind of bohemian woman Massimiliano had in mind for fall 2012.