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...The Ferregamo family’s Autumn/Winter 1997 show for their eponymous brand was presented at Milan Fashion Week. The collection reflected Milanese traditions of high-quality tailoring and luxurious evening wear. In the first half saw tailored...
...Salvatore Ferragamo was born in Bonito, Italy in 1898. He was a shoe designer and trained as a shoemaker from a young age. His passion for shoes and ambition drove him to America when he was just sixteen, and he soon opened a store in Los...

History of Classic Accessory Companies

Aneta Genova

Aneta Genova is an Assistant Professor of Accessory Design at the BFA Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has created online accessory design and history of costume classes respectively for The Academy of Art University Online and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Accessory Design

Fairchild Publications, 2012

Book chapter

...Chapter Two tells the stories of six classic accessory companies—Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier, Ferragamo, Coach, and Manolo Blahnik—and their contributions to the fashion accessories industry. After reading this chapter, you...

Salvatore Ferragamo (1898–1960)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Ferragamo was a determined and driven individual, sure from his childhood of what he was destined to do.In the history of dress, shoes have never been accorded quite the consequence they deserve. In the drama that is fashion, shoes...

Footwear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The importance of shoes in twenty-first-century Western society extends well beyond their functional use. Through their material appearance—their texture, weight, and design—shoes express abstract ideas that range from sexual appeal...

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...If we use the expression Italian fashion to indicate the production of garments and accessories that are marked by distinctive and unique features universally associated with Italian culture and identity, then such a phenomenon appears only...