Monday, June 18, 2007
R.I.P. gianfranco ferré
we were having breakfast this morning with the BBC in the background when we heard the news that italian designer gianfranco ferré had died on june 17, sunday. he was 62. that's still young! apparently he suffered a massive brain hemorrhage, which happened in milan last friday. it's a sad, sad day for fashion as gianfranco ferré is one of the last of the classic designers. his training as an architect showed in the structured and sculpted shapes of his designs. he was artistic director for christian dior from 1989-1996. we remember when we first met pepito albert back in the mid-90s, when he made a splash in the local fashion industry, he told us that gianfranco ferré was the designer he admired most. and you could tell with pepito's own very structured and sculpted designs. one of ferré's bridge lines used to be available here, GFF 001. there was even a freestanding store at the original greenbelt 1, when it was still a posh shopping destination. read the news here. view gianfranco ferré's last collection for fall/winter 2007-08 here.