Power dressing, with sharp suiting in 1940s mobster-style pinstripes
The look Power dressing was at heart of Salavatore Ferragamo’s autumn 11 collection, with sharp suiting in 1940s mobster-style pinstripes. Houndstooth checks recurred and the palette stuck rigidly to black and white.
Key pieces Houndstooth was interpreted in a variety of ways and to great effect, usually as mini or oversized patterns on jackets, skirts and tops. Among the most notable was a houndstooth tulip-shaped skirt with a slit up the front. Sheer blouses had opaque black pockets as a contrast and leather was seen in the form of a trench coat and tapered trousers.
Commercial appeal There were some highly desirable pieces here - the sharp-shouldered overcoats and matching suits looked fresh and will work hard in wardrobes as separates too. Houndstooth looked modern as the label played with proportions of the pattern.