FENDI debuts at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week with Silver Moon, its first Haute Fourrure Collection, presenting incredible luxurious furs, the ultimate expression of the Maison’s highest creativity and craftsmanship in fur since 1925. Fantasy birds, feathers, embroideries and, of course, fur. All mixed together in an unexpected and surprising way. Architecture. Geometry. Waves. The linear and sharp lines become waves for an outstanding geometrical and optical effect featured both in the furs and also in the heels of the ankle boots and thigh boots. A Roman spiraling column acts as another source of inspiration to reinforce the link with the Eternal City and with the origins of the Maison.
The collection takes fur to the highest level, featuring breathtaking embroideries and the unique use of feathers following Karl Lagerfeld’s inspirational design and sketches. From 200 to 600 hours of the most expert artisan’s handmade abilities were needed to create the Haute Fourrure furs. The best of the Made in Italy meets with the best of Made in France giving life to an osmosis process of mutual and incredible artisanal enrichment.
The tradition of FENDI’s most elaborate fur workmanships, like gheronatura (let-out) and inlays, is sublimated by the most incredible handmade embroideries, like metallic flowers and 3D beads, created in the Haute Couture ateliers in Paris as Lemarié and Hurel. luxurious and eye-catching embroideries for the inside make furs completely reversible.
Innovation and experimentation are historically part of the FENDI DNA. With an eye to the past but also always projected towards the future, mink, sable, lynx, fox, Persian lamb are reshaped, redesigned and reworked in a unique and never seen before way. On the occasion of the Haute Fourrure fashion show, the Roman luxury House brings to life new techniques making a revolution in the fur field.
For the first time FENDI presents the innovative “silver fur effect”, of which it owns the exclusivity. A special process that gives a unique and contemporary luminous metallic effect to the fur, while maintaining its softness. The traditional workmanships are also reinterpreted and experimented on thin and soft transparent surface for a modern and light effect, where the furs are almost floating in the air.
The shapes are predominately voluminous and long, with a touch of short capes and linear shapes for the column inspired furs that express the FENDI graphism and geometry. Shades from white to black passing through grey, silver, dark brown and a romantic touch of flamingo pink for the color palette.
The iconic Micro Peekaboo and Micro Baguette make their appearance on the catwalk entirely in fur, feathers and enriched by handmade embroideries. A dream voyage to the moon and back.