Rather than precious diamonds and gold, she was fascinated by the possibilities of upcycled Italian leather, teasing the leftover material into sculptural swirls, with the scraps reborn as intricate jewellery pieces.
‘The value of working with leftover material is that there’s always this sense of uniqueness given by the availability of the material itself.’
Naturally for jewellery design, it is a piece that puts functionality at the forefront. ‘My pieces are all super comfortable and light,’ says Ferragamo. ‘They’re statement pieces, but you forget you have them on when you’re wearing them. Wearability is always that thought in the back of my mind.’ Ultimately, she captures a simplicity in her intricately woven designs. ‘I want something that is straightforward for the observer,’ she says. ‘Behind it, there’s a huge amount of work and detail, but it leads to a level of balance and perfect harmony, so it feels easy.’
Source: Wallpaper/Watches & jewellery. By Hannah Silver. Published 12 Dec, 2021.