Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2013

Since taking helm of Ferragamo in 2010, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti has already succeeded in creating a signature aesthetic for the once-fusty brand--and it's one that we imagine is as much a hit in the stores as it is with the critics.
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Since taking helm of Ferragamo in 2010, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti has already succeeded in creating a signature aesthetic for the once-fusty brand--and it's one that we imagine is as much a hit in the stores as it is with the critics.
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The Clothes: Since taking helm of Ferragamo in 2010, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti has already succeeded in creating a signature aesthetic for the once-fusty brand--and it's one that we imagine is as much a hit in the stores as it is with the critics.

For Spring 2013, Giornetti took the brand in a sleeker, sexier and luxer direction, with snakeskin skirts, completely croc dresses, and S&M-ish (Fifty Shades of Grey-ish?) leather pants that laced up the back, all in an appropriately sophisticated palette of black, cream, taupe and khaki. The military details that Giornetti introduced for Fall 2012 were still there--particularly on the outerwear--but they were more subtle and less literal. As always, the accessories were some of the highlights: There were caged sandals, thigh-high snakeskin peep-toe boots and pointy-toe stilettos that laced at the ankle and, my favorite, knee-high black boots that laced tightly up the back of the leg. Even though I loved the boots, which were styled with several looks, they did have me scratching my head a little bit. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a spring show I was watching.

The Hair & Makeup: Hair was side parted and matted down at the roots (like at Missoni). Is this greasy hair a thing? Should I stop showering now?

The Soundtrack: The show opened to violins and transitioned into a mash-up of upbeat, dance-y songs.

The Vibe: The runway was minimal, but the doors which the models entered and exited from had been lined with metallic gold.

The Front Row: Beau Garret, Kelsey Chow.

Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing It: Carine Roitfeld, Kristen Stewart.

Photos: IMAXtree