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