The latest exhibition mounted at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo location in Florence is a tribute to the late Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo, who died in 2018. In particular, Visconti Ferragamo’s work was highly inspired by nature, botanical species and animals populating exotic landscapes, jungles and fantastic savannas, which were depicted in lively colors on the silk pieces.
The exhibition not only focuses on the finished products but explores the inspirations and references behind each print, featuring sketches and collages Visconti Ferragamo put together during her creative process. According to Ricci, who is the museum's director, she has mentioned that it took more than three years to prepare the exhibit. “In our archives, we had all the scarves but also 1,065 albums containing mood boards under the form of collages, made of objects and paper cuts of illustrations,” she added, underscoring Visconti Ferragamo’s curious approach, fueled by many trips during which she collected volumes and souvenirs she referenced in her work.
Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
A section dedicated to the influence of silk accessories on ready-to-wear showcases key looks from the ’70s onward, while throughout the show artworks developed in collaboration with contemporary and emerging artists are displayed.