Ferragamo Creations has also reinterpreted five iconic shoes from the brand’s sustainable fashion archives, including the Rainbow Future sandals.

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In the midst of efforts to promote sustainability in the fashion industry, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo is doing its part for Mother Earth with the launch of the ‘Sustainable Thinking’ exhibition.

Conceptualised by Director of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo Stefania Ricci and Fondazione Ferragamo alongside Giusy Bettoni, Arabella S. Natalini, Sara Sozzani Maino and Marina Spadafora, Sustainable Thinking presents the theme of sustainability through a series of contemporary masterpieces representing its developments and interpretations.

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These artistic and cultural artworks explore the brand founder, Salvatore Feragamo’s use of natural, recycled and innovative materials since the 1920s; as well as the house’s latest experimentation with eco-friendly materials and techniques.

To commemorate the occasion, Ferragamo Creations has also reinterpreted five iconic shoes from the brand’s sustainable fashion archives, including the Rainbow Future sandals.

Check out some of the artworks and recreated designs highlighted in the showcase below.

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The Salvatore Ferragamo Rainbow Future sandals was inspired by the 1938 Rainbow shoes and redesigned in 2018 using multi-coloured natural organic cotton and wood.

This 1940 Salvatore Ferragamo sandal was made for actress Loretta Young using blue raffia upper and blue kid with a carved cork heel.

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Designer Bethany Williams created the 'No Address Needed to Join Coat' last year using 100% recycled yarns, cords and book waste.

This pair of Love You Ocean boots was designed by Andrea Verdura in 2018 and made from recycled fishing nets, recycled rubber and agglomerated cork and cedar wood heel.

Designed by Cangiari in 2017, the Kimono Peonia Coat is handmade from organic wool, alpaca, mohair and silk.

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Beyond shedding light on Ferragamo sustainability, the exhibition aims to inspire a collective reflection on the vital concern of environmentalism. This is achieved by highlighting the works of international artists and designers that integrate a mindful relationship with nature and its deep connection with technique, the use of organic materials and creative recycling.

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The Sustainable Thinking exhibition is open to public from now through 8th March, 2020 at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Italy. It will also hold two special sections curated by Sergio Risaliti, open to public until July at two of the most distinguished Florentine museums: Palazzo Vecchio (in the Sala delle Udienze) and Museo Novecento.

Images courtesy of Guglielmo de’ Micheli for Salvatore Ferragamo

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