5 known inventions of Salvatore Ferragamo
June 5, 1898 was born Salvatore Ferragamo – Italian designer shoes, which in the 1920s shoe Hollywood actresses.
Naturally, shoes on the heel existed before Salvatore Ferragamo was born, but he was very fond of experiments and at one time invented a square heel, as well as a wedge-shaped. However, the general recognition was brought to him by the invention of a high metal stud. It happened in the 1950s, and inspired the designer to create such unstable, but very tempting shoes, the Hollywood diva Marilyn Monroe. In total, Salvatore Ferragamo has about 300 patents, because he dreamed of creating not only beautiful, but comfortable shoes. Especially for this shoemaker studied anatomy, mathematics and engineering.
It was the Salvatore Ferragamo that invented the wedge. He invented it for the famous New York fashionista Peggy Guggenheim, and his shoes on the F-shaped wedge in 1947 even received the award Neiman Marcus, which was then called the “Oscar” in the fashion world.
Salvatore Ferragamo was sure that it was the color that even classic shoes can make to play in a new way, and to the choice of shades for their pairs was treated with special trepidation. He himself said that in his sense of color the landscapes of his native southern Italy, the ideas of fellow artists, the Mexican influence after his life in California and the Renaissance frescoes he saw in Florence united.
One of the main Ferragamo called the red color, which is still much in the modern collections of Salvatore Ferragamo.
In 1951, Ferragamo presented to the public the shoes of Kimo. Their distinctive feature is a removable sock, which makes them always look different. Inspired by the designer to create them Japanese tabi. The customers were delighted, and the Italian himself anticipated fashion for things-transformers for several decades ahead.