Salvatore Ferragamo

Growing up Ferragamo

James Ferragamo at Pacific Place. Photo: SCMP

It's a well-known fact in the fashion industry that the Italians are all about keeping the business in the family. While names like Versace, Missoni and Zegna all fly the family flag, no other brand sums up this ethos more than Ferragamo.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 10:35am

Briefs, December 21, 2012

Hong Kong-listed luxury menswear distributor Trinity will sell a 30 per cent stake in its joint ventures with Salvatore Ferragamo for US$25.55 million.

Authorities in Qingdao, Shandong province, have sold a land parcel for 872.4 million yuan (HK$1.08 billion) to Guangzhou Liangbao Property Investment and Consultancy, in an auction that set the highest premium of the year, the latest in a series of deals to signal a mild recovery in the mainland property market.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Family affair as well-heeled Italian sisters flaunt Ferragamo's shoe shine at show

Sue Lynn Hwa (left) and Linda Ko showed their support. Photo: SCMP

Business is a family affair for Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo. "I grew up in the atelier and my father always talked about his vision," said deputy chairwoman Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, who joined the family firm in 1965, when she launched its women's ready-to-wear collection.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:56am

East of Eden

Fashion cover: button-up shirt (HK$16,500), skirt (HK$12,000) and long boots (HK$15,000), all from Celine, The Landmark, Central. Checked cape (HK$26,600) from Salvatore Ferragamo, Pacific Place, Admiralty. Weekender bag (HK$8,300) by Balenciaga from Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place. Pop Art sunglasses (HK$2,510) by Mercura NYC (

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Strings attached

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Boot call

Agnes b for Aigle's latest boot (below; HK$1,550), for spring-summer, looks deceptively simple - all black with a red seam. However, rolling down the lapel reveals the proclamation 'Rock 'n' Roll is Not Dead!'. No, it certainly is not. Grab a pair from the agnes b store in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2918 1190.

Vroom with a view

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Not all cut from the same cloth

Luxury menswear trends move at a bewildering pace these days. The upsurge in bespoke tailoring has pulled made-to-measure menswear and accessories into its slipstream.

At just 28, Angelo Di Febo is the youngest chief master tailor at venerated Italian fashion house Brioni. Dressed in a sharp Brioni suit, Di Febo discusses the future with youthful enthusiasm.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Guests try their hand at designing their own customised Ferragamo watches

Watch-lovers and fashionistas crowded into the Salvatore Ferragamo store in Kowloon's Harbour City for the unveiling of the F-80, a unique, customisable timepiece.

The new watch, the first of its kind and part of Ferragamo's latest Colour On Time collection, can be tweaked by customers using an iPad app.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Elegantly covered

Knit by Missoni ( Pants by Z Zegna ( Trenchcoat by Etro (

Shirt and pants both by Etro ( Knit by Valentino ( Hat by Borsalino (

Shirt and pants both by Bottega Veneta ( Jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo (

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

Earlier this week I spoke at a luxury market conference in Florence called the Milano Fashion Global Summit, now in its 10th year. For the first time, I thought more about what I should wear than what wines might be poured. How can one not be self-conscious when surrounded by heads of fashion houses such as Patrizio di Marco, chairman and CEO of Gucci, and Michele Norsa, CEO of Ferragamo?

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Karen Mok prepares for marriage with a stylish footnote

If you found yourself glued to the television during Kate and William's royal wedding, it's time to get carried away with details of the grand nuptials of our very own Karen Mok Man-wai.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dapper days

1 Rabbit felt hat by Lanvin (

2 Bow ties by Moustache (HK$950), available at Lane Crawford

3 Leather wingtip brogues by Dolce & Gabbana (

4 Multi-pattern ties by Ermenegildo Zegna (

5 Mother-of-pearl cufflinks by Alfred Dunhill (HK$3,300)

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Goods

Catch the breeze

If you don't have the time for yachting this summer, you can still dress like you do, with Nautica's sailor-inspired collection. Keep it casual with the white shorts featuring nautical sketches (above; HK$630) and the wide multicoloured striped tee (left; HK$630). Nautica is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 4330.

Word on the street

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Creative Italians fly the flag

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, 24 Italian designers - including Brioni, Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo - came up with their own interpretations of the country's green, white and red national flag for an exhibition.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Sense-of-humour failure leaves a sour taste in the vineyards

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am