Milan Fashion Week: Fendi Autumn/Winter 15
The Fendi Autumn/Winter 15 ready-to-wear presentation at Milan Fashion Week, displayed a cohesive collection that seems to have taken an understanding of the bigger picture and translated that into details that flow effortlessly from one piece to the next. Karl Lagerfeld's offering hinted at influences that ranged from the 1960's, to Wes Anderson's Royal Tenenbaums, to a spot of keen gardening.
Burnt orange sizzled through the lineup as the standing shade, supported by off-white, tan and black. Structure ruled the runway, from coats to stiff pinafore style tops and dresses that rigidly stood for the sixties infused glamour that they exemplified. Coats, coats and more coats were the leading pieces, ranging in silhouette from veritable snuggled-up duvets that dreams are made of, to smart soft fur slim line styles.
The Sixties sense glimmered through other elements of styling, such as the softly styled hair gently held back by a hairband à la Brigitte Bardot or Britt Ekland. Deep pockets detailed coats and dresses. Some were oversized patchwork statements and other were side slits, made known only the models evidently disappearing hands. Lagerfeld must know the old adage, going in Autumn/Winter 15 'warm hands warm heart.'