Jun 21, 2013

Fendi does Dynamic Chic for Spring/Summer 2013.

Fendi is in the sphere of Karl Lagerfeld's galaxy. It is a fur and leather house in its heart and in Lagerfeld's hands it can move between crafty and futuristic. In this case there were grey floating globes hung under the ceiling along the runway. One burst at the end of the runway to cue the first exit. It was a perfectly clear message of dynamic sportswear that is crisp and not simple, which is the perfect example of craftsmanship that is perfection.

Shirts and skirts were beautifully cut in leather. The influences of Cubism and the Bauhaus were noticeable in the start of the collection which were angular, color blocked panels which framed the looks. Shirtdresses were abundant and were fresh in chalky color combinations and treatments that ranged from shaved fur to short, bounce fringe.

There were graphic geometrics that were softened into a powdery print that looked like a soft explosion. "The Big Bang" is what Lagerfeld called it backstage. "There were enough flower prints around." They were on a relaxed, sleeveless dress and a very fanciful fur jacket, all fitted and shorn up top and descended in to longer, more elaborately colored fur.

The accessories were stripped of the usual house signatures. The Baguette, Mama, Peekaboo, and Toujours bags had no metal components. There were bright pop treatments. Baguettes came without handles, covered in multicolored buttons and precise rows of rounded studs that looked like Candy Dots.
This collection carried new ideas, color and textile combinations and attitude. It was all playful and the House of Fendi really delivers great goods not matter what season it is.


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