Fendi Pre-Fall 2017
Fendi’s spirit of sumptuous modernity is well suited to a Fall collection. It’s where the label’s blend of magnificent craftsmanship and relentless innovation can be lavished upon lineups replete with the most sensational furs. Yet in Fendi’s wonderland there’s no trace of dreamy, retro wintry visions, nostalgia being a concept banned from this landscape. Here, a sense of luxurious fun always prevails, along with an abundance of cultivated wit. Both Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi have wit in spades. (Read more on Vogue.com)
Fendi continues to inject more romance into its signature aesthetic and the result for pre-fall was a standout collection that pushed the brand’s inclination toward contemporary functionality into new, more whimsical and dreamlike territory. Moving away from the severe silhouettes that creative director Karl Lagerfeld has favored in the past, the clothes were infused with a delicate dynamism. Flared dresses, including an embossed silk style and an organza and lace number punctuated by 3-D bows, were cut shorter on the front to define new airy volumes. A charming play on illusion was obtained through the print on a wool and alpaca robe coat, which featured a pattern that resembled lynx fur. Despite the optical effect, its collar was crafted from real chinchilla fur. (Read more on WWD.com).