1955 - 2018 | ANDRE PERUGIA GENDERLESS

1955 | André Perugia for Jacques Fath
Photograph: Joël Garnier
Source: André Perugia. Collection Privée Charles Jourdan pamphlet
Francesco Russo
F/W 2016 | $ 995


Two years ago we caught Francesco Russo doing a Perugia. We thought it was the usual one-off, a quick shortcut to complete a shoe collection, a momentary lack of creativity.

Inexcusable - besides the great choice - because André Perugia went uncredited once again. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last.

But no, it wasn’t a one-off.



2018 | Francesco Russo
Model: Oslo Grace | Photograph: Johan Sandberg
Source: Vogue.com


Enter the genderless collection (A - Gender, as they called it):
“It’s very defined in the market, what is for men and what is for women, but the reality is: that definition, which is a gendered definition, is out of date. It’s not a polemic, it’s not political. It’s simply how society is moving forward. I think it’s in our duty as people who produce product to respond to the world.” 
Francesco Russo
Vogue.com | September 25, 2018

Right, it’s not polemic, nor political, it’s ethical: also your duty to give credit where credit is due, designer.


ANDRE PERUGIA
D O S S I E R
[Plenty of ideas for aspiring designers]

1970 | WHEN GENDERLESS WAS A NEW THING
RUDI GERNREICH'S VISION



André Perugia
Insole detail


 

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