Salvatore Ferragamo Italia
Ferragamo is a leading fashion and luxury design house based in Florence, Italy, with boutiques situated in many highly prestigious international destinations. This global recognition, coupled with a profound loyalty to the Ferragamo name and the luxury lifestyle it represents, is a testament to the strong values established by its gifted founder Salvatore Ferragamo. His unrivaled craftsmanship as a shoe designer set the standard for all future Ferragamo offerings, including luxury timepieces.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s work became synonymous with originality and quality. His designs influenced the direction of modern shoemaking history with innovations such as the cork wedge, the invisible sandal and the caged heel.
Shoemaker to the Stars
Salvatore Ferragamo emigrated from Italy to California in the early 1900s and built his reputation as a master shoemaker designing made-to-measure shoes for movie stars in a burgeoning industry. Ferragamo’s first contract was with the American Film Company, designing boots for Westerns and the stars of the day: names such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Rudolph Valentino.
Before long, the who’s who of Hollywood began approaching Ferragamo to create custom-made shoes, and thus the moniker “shoemaker to the stars” was born. The relationships Ferragamo forged with the passionate and imaginative artists of the day provided him with endless inspiration throughout his life.
In 1927 Salvatore returned to Italy where the eponymous company name “Ferragamo” originated. In 1938 Ferragamo set up shop in Florence’s Palazzo Spini Feroni, which has remained the location of the company to this day.
The Ferragamo atelier became a destination for the world’s jet-set, who arrived in droves to order custom-made shoes directly from the shoemaking virtuoso. During the 1950s, Ferragamo met personally with many of the most legendary actresses of the century including Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. No request was too outlandish or extravagant for Ferragamo, who did everything possible to cater to the impulses of his eminent clientele.
When Salvatore Ferragamo died in 1960, control of the business remained with his wife Wanda and their six children, all of whom shared their father’s commitment to delivering at the highest standard. With strong values as a foundation and their collective business expertise, the Ferragamo family evolved the brand into a luxury powerhouse with expanded product lines and a global distribution network. Ferragamo shoes, clothing and accessories are now available in major cities and travel destinations around the world.
Enduring Craftsmanship For a New Generation
Massimiliano Giornetti is today’s creative force behind Ferragamo. The talented designer spent ten years with the company working his way up in menswear before being named Creative Director in 2010. Massimiliano now oversees both the men’s and women’s collections and is actively involved in the design of Ferragamo timepieces.
A native of Tuscany, Massimiliano studied in Florence, the home of Ferragamo and the heart of artisanal Italy. Massimiliano’s work captures the unpretentious, historically rooted Florentine style, which was also central to the creative inspirations of Salvatore Ferragamo.
Massimiliano is committed to bridging the past and the present: While a leader in contemporary fashions, his feet are firmly planted in tradition. For Massimiliano, fashion is romance, which he often equates with the fashion sensibilities of the 1930s — casual, yet always tailored and glamorous — as well as what he remembers about his experiences growing up in chic Italy of the seventies.
Massimiliano’s work, like that of Ferragamo, is timeless, which is why he enjoys the tremendous support of the Ferragamo family. Massimiliano is committed to personal authenticity and heritage, which he brings to life every day in brilliant colors and designs that can only be accredited to the house of Ferragamo.
Ferragamo Timepiece Collections
Ferragamo introduced its first timepiece in 2007, designed with the brand’s famous attention to detail and focus on lasting beauty. Every Ferragamo timepiece is a tribute to Florentine style and embodies the quality standards of the Ferragamo brand.
“Ferragamo watches are consistent with the values and image of the brand. They exude sophisticated elegance with a modern flair,” says Paul Ziff, President of Ferragamo Timepieces, U.S. and Caribbean. Ferragamo watches are Swiss made and come with a four-year warranty, well above the industry standard. The quality, styling and image of Ferragamo timepieces represent a strong price-value relationship.
The F80 Collection was introduced at the time of Ferragamo’s 80th anniversary and continues to be one of the brand’s most popular offerings. These 44 mm watches are bold and sporty with chronograph complications and caoutchouc or natural rubber straps. Versatility and comfort are hallmarks of the collection. Ferragamo introduced a new F80 carbon-fiber model at Baselworld 2012 with a GMT function and a partly exposed date wheel.
The Gancino Sparkling Collection combines playfulness and glamour in one outstandingly sexy timepiece. The model shown below has a rotating bezel with 25 colorful topaz stones and an additional red topaz on the charm located at 4 o’clock. The dial has a gancino guilloche pattern engraved into the white surface. To ensure these elements really sparkle, Ferragamo pairs the watch with an orange double-tour calf leather strap and ardillon buckle, similar to a regular belt buckle.
The Idillio Collection will be introduced in the fall of 2012. The case shape and mixture of different types of metals give the Idillio, especially the sporty chronographs, wide appeal to both men and women. Women’s versions are discernibly sexy in their effortless simplicity.
Ziff expects “the Idillio will be a big hit when it is delivered this fall” given the enthusiastic response from the both the press and Ferragamo clients at the Basel fair. “It’s a watch that will be worn by both men and woman depending on the size of the case, color of the strap, etc.”
The 1898 Collection commemorates the year Salvatore Ferragamo was born and remains popular for its elegance and timelessness. The case is round with a gancino-shaped top ring built into the design. The 1898s range from more simple time-and-date only dials to more complicated dual-time and chronograph models. 1898s are available in three case sizes, 42 mm, 40 mm and 33 mm, some matched with refined leather straps, others on sleek and sporty bracelets.
|Ferragamo Idillio Chronograph||Ferragamo 1898 Chronograph|
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The Grande Maison Collection is nothing short of classic in its appearance. A round gancino-shaped case encircles a guilloche dial with Roman numerals at each hour. Available on either a strap or a bracelet, the Grande Maison is perfect for those with the most exacting tastes.
The women’s Renaissance Collection offers a unique spin on glamour, highlighted by unique rectangular cases centered between ribbon-like steel loops. The clean dials combine thin hour markers with the Roman numerals XII and VI, and the Ferragamo signature at 3 o’clock.
What is the Gancino?
The gancino is the internationally recognized symbol of Ferragamo. It appears throughout the Ferragamo collection and plays a prominent role in the design of Ferragamo timepieces. Gancino is an Italian word roughly meaning “small hook for hanging.” The origin of the symbol in relation to Ferragamo remains uncertain, but legend has it that the symbol was inspired by the gate to Palazzo Spini Feroni, the medieval building that houses the Ferragamo atelier in Florence. However it came to be, the iconic shape is an everlasting symbol of Ferragamo style and quality.
Gevril Group US and Caribbean Agent for Ferragamo Timepieces
Ferragamo Watch Retailers
|Salvatore Ferragamo||8500 Beverly Blvd Suite# 770, Los Angeles, CA 90048||310-652-0279|
|Bloomingdales||10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067||310-772-2100|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||357 N Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210||310-273-9990|
|Prospect Fine Jewelers||1200 Prospect St Ste. 175, La Jolla, CA 92037||858-459-1781|
|Sahara Eyewear||3451 S Dogwood Rd #1432, El Centro, CA 92243||760-353-4452|
|Bloomingdales||3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626||714-352-2525|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626||714-979-7654|
|Garvani Jewelers||333 First St, Los Altos, CA 94022||650-941-8808|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||233 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102||415-391-6565|
|Bloomingdales||4152 Conroy Rd, Orlando, Fl 32839||407-363-3555|
|Watch Time||139 E Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131||305-539-0515|
|Claudia N||639 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139||305-534-5986|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbor, FL 33154||305-866-8166|
|Galleria Watch Collection||2414 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304||954-390-0797|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||1450 Ala Moana Blvd N #2220, Honolulu, HI 96814||808-973-6101|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||2233 Kalakaua Ave #101, Honolulu, HI 96815||808-971-4267|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||645 N Michigan Av, Chicago, IL 60601||312-397-0464|
|Bloomingdales||225 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467||617-630-6000|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||1 Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ 07601||201-342-0681|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||3327 Las Vegas Blvd S #2748, Las Vegas, NV 89109||702-369-0251|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||3500 Las Vegas Blvd S #B12, Las Vegas, NV 89109||702-933-9333|
|Madison Jewelers||400 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017||212-644-5890|
|Bloomingdales||1000 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022||212-705-2000|
|Saks Fifth Avenue||611 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10022||212-753-4000|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||655 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10022||212-759-3822|
|Cosmos Boutique||15024 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354||718-661-3416|
|Forever Diamonds||50 Atlantic Ave, Oceanside, NY 11572||516-670-0097|
|Bloomingdales||270 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746||631-425-6700|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||5015 Westheimer #2180, Houston, TX 77056||713-572-6500|
|Just in Time||5300 San Dario Ave, Laredo, TX 78041||956-717-9494|
|Union Fashion||8701 Gateway Blvd West, El Paso, TX 79925||915-532-8282|
|Bloomingdales||8100 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102||703-556-4600|
|The Greenbrier||300 Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986||855-453-4858|
|Artistic Jewelers||5332 Dronningens Gade, #2, St. Thomas, VI 00802||340-776 3299|
|Juliette et Romeo||Le West Indies Shopping Mall, Front de mer, Marigot 97150, St Martin, Guadeloupe||590-29-27-53|
|Zhaveri||53-A Front St, St. Maarten, NA||599-542-5176|
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