FENDI’S SLIM VIEW

Karl Lagerfeld has again an outstanding Fendi collection. It proves that the 80s Karl Lagerfeld still has plenty of novel designer ideas hidden up his sleeves.

Though Fendi is based in Rome, Lagerfeld sketched the designs at home in Paris. He largely goes to Fendi’s headquarters in Rome for the fittings, and frequently using video conferencing with his team in the Eternal City, while he is in Paris.

The catwalk started in a setting transformed in a diamond patterned program, with silver parallelogram panels bearing a “F” in a circle logo, the same image on the walls.

Plissé sides to give volume and movement, and prevent anything looking too heavy. Oodles of swish mink coats, with the Double F logos or cut with diamond patterns; and mink sweaters reading Fendi Roma. Architectural yet somehow very easy.
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MILANO FASHION WEEK

Blue skies and daily doses of sunshine worked wonders on the mood of buyers, who praised Milan’s creativity and use of color, disco glitter and tailoring. During Milano Fashion Week, Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman said “The weather was an upper for Milan, many collections were on an up and where there was newness, our spend will be up to match,”. Blue skies and daily doses of sunshine worked wonders on the mood of buyers, who praised Milan’s creativity and use of color, disco glitter and tailoring.

Helen David of Harrods said her must-have was “Gucci everything,” while Mario Grauso of Holt Renfrew summed up many of the retailers’ feelings about the Versace show, Donatella’s tribute to Gianni on the 20-year anniversary of his death: “Donatella has dominated the entire week with her tribute collection and reunion of the most iconic models.” Sadly, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer reunited one time only for the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death. Continue reading