Fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo launched an upcycled collection, with 2022 auspicious tiger print!

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Did upcycled or recycled fashion always sounds cheap and old?

No its not neccessarily have to be like that way!

And we are glad that, the fashion industry is taking the lead in embracing circular economy, and launching upcycled collection.

Here it is from Salvatore Ferragamo!

Salvatore Ferragamo launches 300-piece upcycled collection Icon-Up

Italian luxury house Salvatore Ferragamo has continued their pledge towards sustainability by releasing a limited edition capsule called Icon-Up of upcycled shoes and belts.

This upcycled collection is launched on 3oo piece collection is created in Italy using entirely upcycled materials from Ferragamo’s archives and inventory, resulting in a unique capsule where each style is one-of-a-kind.

The house 2 iconic shoe styles, such as the Varina and Vara shoes utilise existing materials and products from their inventory that might’ve otherwise gone used. When it came to selecting the prints for the shoes and belts, the inspiration traces back to the exhibit at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy.

AND tiger? Tigers have always been an important part of Ferragamo’s world, and with the Year of the Tiger, 2022, quickly approaching, perhaps it’s the time to get some festive gear.

Salvatore Ferragamo
Aside from it’s aesthetic importance, each tiger print is digitally printed with silk onto the shoe’s upper, a method that limits waste.

How Salvatore Ferragamo upcycle the collection?

  1. All the shoes utilized in the collection were pulled from the brand’s inventory, along with the silk fabric used for the bows that grace the shoes and belts. As many of the accessories from the inventory had to be deconstructed, repurposed, and then reconstructed again to create the beloved Vara and Varina silhouettes, thus its a tedious work and requires intensive craftmanship.
  2. Another highlight of this collection is the silk bows, which are included on both the shoes and belts. These bows were created from repurposed silk that was recovered from foulards, ties, pochettes, and stoles from the Ferragamo archive. To turn these accessories into bows, and give them a second life, each silken piece had to be deconstructed by artisans and reworked into the elegant yet undone bow shapes we see in the capsule.
  3. Each style from the Icon-Up capsule collection comes packaged in a reusable drawstring bag created from upcycled fabrics, and a box made from recycled materials.

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