Salvatore Ferragamo

BIOGRAPHY

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo was born, the eleventh of fourteen children, in 1898 in Bonito, a village about 100 kilometres from Naples. Even before he reached adolescence, he revealed a great passion for shoes; at the age of 11 he was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Naples and at 13 he opened his own shop in Bonito.

Mission

Mission

FOUNDATION Ferragamo

The Foundation’s main mission is to offer young people, who focus their activity on fashion, design and the highest forms of Italian handcraftsmanship, opportunities of professional growth and training in line with values and principles at the root of Made in Italy concept and on which Salvatore Ferragamo based his work.