Luxury house SALVATORE FERRAGAMO unveiled their Fall Winter 2021 campaign – A Future Together directed by three-time Oscar nominated German filmmaker Wim Wenders. Stars of the campaign are Gaia Girace, Felix Sandman, Kayako Higuchi, Tak Bengana, Amar Akway, and Yeop Kim. In charge of photography was Vito Fernicola, with styling from Jodie Barnes, and beauty by hair stylist Cim Mahony, and makeup artist Fara Homidi. Art direction by Nick Vogelson, with casting direction from Piergiorgio Del Moro and Giulia Massullo.
Developing a positively energetic story inside the framework of a futuristic setting is a challenge at a time when the future is generally regarded as bleak and dystopian. But sometimes, when the cards are stacked up against you and you have to fight many obstacles, the result can achieve an extra aura of beauty. This was definitely the case at our Ferragamo shoot. Not only did the sun break through the gray sky of Milan, so that the futuristic sites could show their best potential, but also our two young stars were luminous and enchanted. Most of all the collection, when it was finally revealed and worn by the actors, turned out more radiant and spectacular than in our wildest dreams. All we had to do as a film team was to capture that sudden explosion of glorious beauty in front of us. – Wim Wenders
“Shot on location at Milan’s City Life complex, Wenders’ story follows the progress of a stylish film director (rising movie star Gaia Girace), who is at work on a powerfully cast and costumed sci-fi adventure. Increasingly, however, her professional focus on this futuristic narrative becomes entwined in the beginnings of a personal story that’s also full of potential. This is set in the immediate present, thanks to the presence of her laconically handsome sound engineer (musician and model Felix Sandman). Adding a third layer to Wenders’ tale-within-a-tale structure, the photographic campaign for the collection includes a striking 24-image portfolio, captured by Vito Fernicola. Outfitting all these stories is Future Positive, the Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn-Winter 2021 collection – a collection that was itself invigoratingly presented in a filmed format to a boldly forward-facing theme.” – from Salvatore Ferragamo