This post is also available in: SpanishWhat an affair! As if the excitement wasn’t great enough that Salvatore Ferragamo and his wife, Christine were in Casa de Campo for the presentation of the Ferragamo Fall 2015 men’s and women’s RTW collections, which were in support of Hogar del Niño and the Fundación MIR, the skies had to open up and shower attendees with a downpour just moments before the show’s commencement. It had been a gorgeous and elaborate setting in front of the St. Stanislaus Church in Altos de Chavón, with candles and flowers decorating the plaza, a live band playing, and dinner tables sprinkled around the fountain, while waiters served wine chosen by Salvatore Ferragamo himself to guests who mingled and took photos with friends under the event’s entrance banner. Once guests took their seats, Renata Soñe greeted the crowd and introduced Rafael Torres, President of Casa de Campo, Mr. Salvatore Ferragamo, and Patricia Lama, representative of the brand, who each shared a few words with those in attendance. As guests waited for dinner to be served and the runway show to start, rain came pouring down, and guests darted to La Piazzetta restaurant for a quick venue change. While Mr. Torres and Mr. Ferragamo mingled and took pictures with the crowd, Casa de Campo Resort and Villas’ staff transformed the venue with tables for everyone while the Ferragamo team designed a new path for the runway, since of course, the show must go on! Savoring a delicious meal of octopus salad, roasted pumpkin ravioli, and a fillet of beef with smoked potatoes by Executive Chef of Casa de Campo, Anthony Masas, with his specialty of tiramisu to finish, we then watched as the models from Ferragamo’s collection by Massimiliano Giornetti effortlessly & gracefully made their way through the improvised runway between the restaurant’s tables like it had been setting of the stage all along.
In pieces like that of the men’s camel trench coat or long belted winter coats, we envied not having one for ourselves for that precise moment of thunderous rain and lighting. Oversized scarves stood out, in addition to delicate appliqué that adorned a wool sweater and plaid pants. Without a doubt, the most bewitching detailing, for me, fell to a flock of birds in deep purples, burgundy, and brown covering the tail end of a men’s grey cashmere-mix overcoat. Women dazzled in warm layers of knit dresses, where color-blocking was a central theme. Yellow, white, taupe, and black complimented each other in geometric slices of color-contrasting in tailored, turtleneck dresses. While a personal favorite came in the form of a bright red, rib-knit poncho with sporty black stripes that slinked down the runway over a full-pleated skirt.
It was a night of magic, despite the rain, and quite a humorous one to boot! As guests who had stepped up to use the restroom in La Piazzetta walked between tables crossing through the improvised runway…evidently winning applauses from those enjoying the show from their seats!
Now let’s recap the evening in style. The following pictures were taken last Saturday, November 14th, during the Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion Show at Plaza Chavón and La Piazzetta in Altos de Chavón: