Salvatore Ferragamo Shirt Section:
Salvatore Ferragamo was born in Naples, Italy, in 1898. He is known to have designed the most beautiful shoes the world has ever seen. His children have created one of the world's most luxurious labels, marketing clothing, accessories and shoes.
The Ferragamo house is a family concern. Mother Wanda keeps an overall eye on everything. The three sons of Salvatore all take care of different activities. Massimo, the youngest looks after the United States from New York. Leonardo Ferragamo, from the Italian headquarters, has moved the overall concern also into fashion design, and supplies exquisite garments world-wide. Ferragamo is also known for printed scarves, soft cashmere shawls and elegant jewellery. They are now a million dollar concern.
Salvatore had 3 daughters, Fulvia, Giovanna and Fiamma. Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, looks after the couture.
The business extends itself to the third generation now with Salvatore's grand-daughter Vivia (daughter of Ferrucio Ferragamo CEO of Ferragamo, Italy) who set up her own London-based label in September 2002 for womenswear. She presented her first catwalk show during the London Fashion Week of February 2003. She has a very
feminine and fresh outlook on fashion. She had spent 3 years learning about design at Emanuel Ungaro which she says was a very positive experience.
Marc Audibet joined the Ferragamo Italy design team for the company in 2000. He left after presenting collections for 4 seasons. Nicole Fischelis, former fashion director of
Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York is also part of the design team. In April 2002, Scottish designer Graeme Black joined Ferragamo as chief designer. He was earlier with Armani for many years.