This new version of SOFIA, firstly launched with Spring Summer 2009 season, is made with saddle soft leather, a meticulous leather-working technique that echoes the art of master saddle makers.The extraordinarily soft and supple leather gives natural irregularities to the bag’s shape and results in a chic yet eclectic take on elegance for the daytime. Some of the Sofia Bag’s key details remain in this new iteration, including the Gancio signature metal closure, the soft handle, and the detachable shoulder strap.
The bag will initially be released in four colours including tobacco, navy blue, anthracite black, and nude. The release of opulent crocodile versions will follow, with a total of eight variations being released by the end of the season.
Traditional to Florentine craftsmanship, a meticulously precise ribbing procedure gives the bag its flawless profile and ensures it remains a truly timeless piece. The linings, also made solely from leather, are worked flat, involving an exceptional level of skill. They are laid out to perfectly fit the leather and then cut out and stitched. The Soft Sofia Saddle reflects the outstanding craftsmanship involved in Florence’s saddle-making traditions. The saddle soft leather is treated with natural oils to protect it from scratch and wear and raw cuts on the front hide a practical flat pocket. The Salvatore Ferragamo logo is intricately knit-stitched to the bag’s profile by hand and the Gancio is featured as both a fastening and a decorative motif.
Photos © Salvatore Ferragamo.