ABOVE: TOM ELLIS AND KAYA SCODELARIO IN WALKING STORIES.
Salvatore Ferragamo is a brand that’s no stranger to Hollywood. The Florentine luxury house, which has attended to the footwear of Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman, is getting back to its roots in celluloid. With Walking Stories, an eight-part mini-romantic comedy directed by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, Melissa P.), Ferragamo enlists Brit actress Kaya Scodelario (Skins, The Maze Runner), as its walking and talking ingénue. “She’s kind of an eccentric and quirky,” Scodelario says of her character, Sara. “She has her own unique style. She’s running around frantically looking for love—and looking for the perfect pair of shoes.”
Featuring a cast of Tom Ellis, Billy Magnussen, Nathaalie Buscombe, Lee Roy Kunz, and with a cameo by Lauren Hutton, the series whips across the globe to three cities of significance for the Ferragamo brand: Florence (where it all began), Los Angeles (where founder Salvatore Ferragamo made his mark), and Shanghai (a representation of the brand’s future), as a chance romantic encounter and serendipitous circumstances unfold into a jet-setting love story, with a luxe wardrobe, of course, by Ferragamo. Released on a bi-weekly schedule, each episode is available to watch on www.ferragamo.com.