Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo told that the designer Massimiliano Giornetti, who designs menswear, will also take on women’s ready-to-wear.
The company said in a statement that he succeeds Cristina Ortiz, who has worked with the Florence-based fashion house designing the womenswear collections for the last two years.
Ortiz will display her last collection at the Milan September catwalk shows. Giornetti is working on the new womenswear collection for Autumn/Winter 2010.
Family-owned Ferragamo, for whom supermodel Claudia Schiffer has recently modeled, is known for its silk scarves, ties, shoes and bags.