Where did Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses all start? The legacy dates back all the way to 1919.
“SALVATORE FERRAGAMO MOVES TO SANTA BARBARA, CA AND OPENS UP A BOOT SHOP THAT SOON CATCHES THE EYE OF SOME OF HOLLYWOOD’S ELITE. HE QUICKLY BECOMES KNOWN AS THE “SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS.”
Where did it all begin?
It is said that Ferragamo worked with numerous movie stars in the 20s, before returning to his home nation Italy to found the eponymous company. The brand started out making handmade, bespoke footwear, that soon grew in to a huge success due to the innovation of Ferragamo. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel. To this day, stars across the globe continue to fly the flag of the Salvatore Ferragamo company, which has evolved into a luxury goods empire spanning the world.
Ferragamo’s use of luxury materials and innovative designs can be seen in all of the brands’ products, not least their sunglasses. The Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses are hand crafted in Italy to the highest grade spec, and use some of the finest and ground breaking materials on the planet. The brand has always been considered as a visionary one; their designs ranged from the beautifully quirky objet d’art to the traditionally elegance of Italian fashion. The designs often serve as the main inspiration to other footwear designers of his time and beyond.
Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses
The brand has been so successful in Italy that there is now a museum and a flagship store located in one of Florence’s greats palaces; The Palazzo Spini Feroni. Glimmers of the Italian designers eye for innovation and artfully designed shapes are evident within Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest eyewear collection.
A real sense of summer is mixed with high class frames and lenses that are in subdued, dark, sultry colours. The collection is supremely glamourous, yet still holds a playful contemporary edge making them incredibly current as well as wearable.
Some of the collection features beautiful, classic shapes in browns and blacks, whereas other frames are more avant-garde. Overall, the collection gives a real feeling of summer, embodying a glamorous summer in the Italian countryside. They would look perfectly at home sat poolside in a hill top villa, or dining al fresco at a lakeside restaurant in Lake Como. Each come with a beautifully crafted protective case and cleaning cloth, and feature lenses that offer total UV protection.