Nazim Othman and Ain Edruce put a modern spin to Salvatore Ferragamo’s elemental silhouettes


By Stephanie Boey

Nazim Othman and Ain Edruce put a modern spin to Salvatore Ferragamo’s elemental silhouettes

Nazim Othman and Ain Edruce put a modern spin to Salvatore Ferragamo’s elemental silhouettes

Timeless classics

Versatile yet refined, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Autumn/Winter 2018 accessories instantly elevate any ensemble.

Salvatore Ferragamo presented its first co-ed show in Milan this past February, combining the visions of womenswear creative director, Paul Andrew, with that of Guillaume Meilland, who helms menswear. The Autumn/ Winter 2018 show also marked Paul Andrew’s debut at Salvatore Ferragamo as women’s creative director, a step up after serving as the brand’s design director for women’s footwear. Both designers looked to “the frayed edge of modern decadence” and the show saw familiar forms stripped back with functionality in mind.

The women’s handbags this season are understated with a strong sense of character, designed for the bold, formidable woman, with The Duchess of Devonshire—Deborah Cavendish who personified old-school elegance and aristocracy—and Katharine Hepburn being cited as muses to the collection. The Gancini Top Handle makes a great daytime companion with its three interior compartments—ample space for everyday essentials and easy organisation. Fasten the detachable strap and wear it on the shoulder for days on-the-go.

On more casual occasions, consider the Classic Flap Bag as your weekend BFF. Sling it across the chest and adjust the strap length to your liking. For a street style edge, wear it short against the upper body for a modern twist on the iconic Gancini lock. Fit for a party queen, the sparkly lattice Gancini Sandal with the galvanized flower heel looks very much like it belongs on the set of Sex and the City in the magnificent wardrobe of Carrie Bradshaw. Coincidentally, Sarah Jessica Parker too is a fan of the Italian label and has been spotted in their designs, alongside style stars Suki Waterhouse and Adriana Lima.

Ain wears the Mirror Heel Mule and Gancini Top Handle in wine

“Classy and ultrachic, the Gancini Top Handle is versatile and complements any look and can easily take you from day to night”

For Autumn/Winter 2018, Salvatore Ferragamo dreamed up sharp and tailored silhouettes for the modern man. Straight narrow trousers balance oversized shoulders and large lapels for the 21st century man. We’re still thinking about Big Sean’s pinstriped navy suit and Khalid’s dusty rose-colored suit at the Grammy’s. Best dressed in our books!

Salvatore Ferragamo caters to the streetwear generation with their latest addition in footwear—the sneaker. Timeless elegance is reinterpreted with modern, trendy accents for accessories and the simple designs shine through with the impeccable craftsmanship. Made from calfskin and suede, embossed with 3D Gancini logos on the side and heel, these kicks were made for walking… and to be looked at. The latest moccasins up the ante with a chunky rubber lug sole, embellished with a metallic reversible ornament that switches from a silver to gold finish.

Its strong utilitarian aesthetic continues with the men’s bags and luggage. The sturdy leather backpack was designed with convenient functionality with multiple compartments and is well-rounded in the styling department with its muted hues (you can wear it with almost anything). Their version of a 21st century work attachè includes more personality—the calfskin briefcase is embellished with micro studs for a hint of punk rock, so you can maintain your personal sense of style while on the clock.

Nazim totes the calfskin briefcase in the Gancini Derby shoes

“Logomania is back on trend. The 3D Gancini logos on the heel are minimal and subtle, which ties perfectly into my shoe style”


Ain wears the Gancini Sandal with Flower Heel and the Classic Flap Bag in Vatican Blue while Nazim carries the calfskin backpack with the Gancini Ankle Boot.

Ain and Nazim put a modern spin to these timeless classics. Watch them rock the styles below:


Videography: Adrian Hooi/Shepherd Pictures

Photography: Gerald Goh/Imagerom

Art direction: Yi Suen Chong

Styling: Joan Kong

Text and coordination: Stephanie Boey

Hair: Cody Chua

Makeup: Cat Yong


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