Salvatore Ferragamo offered a wearable take on monochrome at Milan Fashion Week last night.
Creative director Massimiliano Giornetti stuck to the leather goods the fashion house is known for, offering up clean pieces which could easily be worn straight from the runway.
The Fall/Winter 13 line boasted muted tones of grey, black and white, with the designer playing with structure to keep things fresh. This was seen in one of the early looks, which included an A-line leather miniskirt and black polo neck top. Despite the fabric, the skirt was fluid and was juxtaposed with a smart and short jacket in stiff black fabric.
Another look saw a short dark blue dress worn under a black long-sleeve jacket. It had a high neck and cut-out panels stretching from the shoulder to the waist, allowing the deep blue of the frock to shine through.
Winter coats have been huge news on the crop of New York and London runways, and Giornetti didn't disappoint. The designer's versions were kept knee-length and tailored, eschewing the trend for power and rounder shoulders which has been seen during the show season.
Fur has also been omnipresent over the last few weeks and was seen on the Salvatore Ferragamo runway courtesy of some oversized white coats, again teamed with short skirts and roll necks.
For women who prefer trousers, there were slim-fitting pants, one pair coming in pin-stripe fabric and worn with a matching, double-breasted and cropped jacket.