The first look of the Salvatore Ferragamo men’s show this Spring was a clarion color proposition with citrus yellows and crisp ceruleans, jolting the more gentlemanly and traditional Milan season into a fantastically brighter place. The collection was wrought in the Playskool colors of David Hockney, a sartorial summation of the bright scenes the artist captured of the City of Angels in the ’80s. “We created a white box for the show space, designed to emulate a Los Angeles gallery, the perfect setting to debut this vibrant collection,” revealed creative director Massimiliano Giornetti. “David Hockney is a pop art icon. To create a collection inspired by his work and his vision of Los Angeles while adding modern design and fashion elements to the mix was challenging, but a clear success after presenting in Milan.” Successfully bringing Hockney’s L.A. to the runway of essentially a leather goods house speaks to the breadth and inspiration Giornetti has brought to Ferragamo in recent seasons, all while announcing one of the most important color trends of the season. It was a satisfying, well-executed surprise to see the understated elegance of Ferragamo get some sun and lift our expectations of what to wear.