Ferragamo’s Creations At Royal Hawaiian Store

Yu Shing Ting
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Wednesday - August 05, 2009

Salvatore Ferragamo’s Royal Hawaiian flagship store in Waikiki will unveil a temporary installation of Ferragamo’s Creations, a collection of shoes and bags that resurrect in limited edition, the most celebrated and iconic designs from the company’s extensive archives of more than 13,000 original Salvatore Ferragamo designs.

The collection will be on display and available for purchase in limited-edition quantities Aug. 7 through Aug. 16, during Obon. Created in 2006 for the concept store next to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, which re-creates the 1950s ambience of the great designer’s showroom, Ferragamo’s Creations are now available in a small number of select boutiques (Florence, Capri, Milan, Paris, New York, Tokyo Ginza, Osaka Umeda and Beijing) and in certain concession corners (Dover Street Market in London, 10 Corso Como in Milan and Seoul and Maria Luisa in Paris).


Following a temporary installation in San Francisco, the Royal Hawaiian one marks the second time that Ferragamo’s Creations collection has travelled to other Ferragamo boutiques in the U.S.

Ferragamo’s Creations are revivals of the historical shoes and iconic handbags found in the museum in limited and numbered series. Exquisite models made entirely by hand using the original constructions, leathers and lasts, they are genuine pieces of fashion history and feature the brand’s historic label designed in 1930 by Lucio Venna.

To date, the line has re-created some of the brand’s most iconic shoes, including the F platform sandal that won Ferragamo the Neiman Marcus award, the Oscar of the fashion world, in 1947; the “Kimo” sandal inspired by traditional Japanese footwear, the black silk-velvet platform sandal made for Ava Gardner; the identical model in red suede for Eva Peron; the round toe suede ballerina shoe created for Audrey Hepburn, and the unforgettable 4-inch stiletto that gave Marilyn Monroe her legendary, sexy saunter in the film Some Like it Hot.


Ferragamo’s Creations also has brought back some of the bags that went on to symbolize the brand, including the high-design top-handle crocodile bag with the Gancino closure, and the same model in transparent Plexiglas with interchangeable fabric lining, which was inspired by the “Kimo” sandal concept.

 

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