FENDI SS2016

“We all feel the conflict between nature and urban life,” Silvia Fendi said backstage before the Fendi show, an overt play on such oppositions staged against a backdrop of concrete trees.

Karl Lagerfeld takes Fendi through the concrete forest The new collection celebrated an au courant power woman, one who announces her presence with graphic precision and often a crisp swish of sturdy fabric.

Silhouettes were diverse: rompers with balloon pants of courtly proportions; full-skirted dress-over-blouse combos that worked a milkmaid attitude; short, A-line looks with a crusader vibe. Colour palette? Mostly red, pink, black, white.

As for the bags, Silvia Venturini Fendi worked the spare graphics and then some. The dot on her new Dot Com bag wasn’t just for show; it fastened to a detachable inside clutch.

Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi
Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi
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