Flavia Pennetta, the Italian winner of this year’s US Open, obtained a spherical of applause from the viewers because the lights went down at Salvatore Ferragamo. Her shock victory didn’t affect artistic director Massimiliano Giornetti’s newest offering, which was underway months ago; nonetheless there was a sure synergy within the matchup. Giornetti’s newest assortment had a buoyant grace. Though it’s not activewear by any stretch of the imagination, a woman might be energetic in these dresses and look nice.
Leather is sort of obligatory chez Ferragamo, even for Spring. Giornetti did a fine job of constructing it appropriate for warm weather, cutting it in generous proportions and using bar-tacked seams that quite literally let a paperbag-waist skirt and loose-fitting culottes breathe. However despite the house’s shoemaking legacy, the very best items here weren’t skins. Moderately, they have been the midi-size sundresses in lofty cotton: one in black with bows on the shoulder straps; a strapless model with a wrapped waist in sky blue; and another strapless frock that mixed tiers or black, dusty pink, and coral. Knit dresses had a springy bounce, too. By comparison, chiffon numbers with feather embellishments appeared fussy, and there have been a couple of too many extraneous bows on different items. Still, all in all, this was an excellent-looking outing for Giornetti.