FENDI SS2016 Collection is based on a new femininity with an edgy twist. “This collection is modern and has soft waves, it is about new volumes,” states Karl Lagerfeld. The feminine yet never too girly FENDI side is expressed with the use of light and delicate fabrics like chiffon and silk that puff-up in soft romper-suits or in blouse sleeves and bloomer pants, together with long smooth dresses. In opposition, sharp and linear garments, such as leather and python used for masculine bomber jackets and cool short dresses, show the tougher side of the FENDI woman with a dark and cool touch.
The plain color palette plays harmoniously on opposites too: pastel shades of red, blue and coral pink contrast with darker colors like black and military green. FENDI walks in a Flowerland world for this SS2016 Collection where studded leather, fur and plexi flowers bloom everywhere from short dresses to fur coats, bags, accessories and shoes with both flat and high heels. A delicate touch yet with a graphic twist. Flowers that are never too girly or childish but for a strong woman.
FENDI’s mastery in craftsmanship is expressed at its upmost with its beautiful Spring/Summer furs, featuring great workmanships such as the “lace up”, a macro embroidery inspired by the Selleria stitching, featuring Intrecciato mink, Persian lamb with fur flowers embroideries and an interwoven shaved mink coat with leather details. Great artisanal workmanship techniques as pleating, smocking and whip stitching are experimented on different fabrics all through the Collection, elevating every look to a next level. Python and leather are braided in a wonderful handmade Intrecciato in both large and small versions on skirts and tops.
“The new bag, the Dotcom, is like having two bags in one because it’s a very structured and functional bag, but, at the same time, you can take out a small flat pouch from it. A multifunctional aspect that has been reworked with creativity,” affirms Silvia Venturini Fendi. “In the new micro double Baguette as well, you have one side in plain leather or python and, on the other side, it’s embroidered like a night and day bag together,”continues Silvia Venturini Fendi.
Incredible unique smock embroidery, seen for the first time on leather and accessories, is featured on a plain edgy Peekaboo and on the By The Way in black or white with Fur flowers on the tail. The Lace-up workmanship, a macro handmade embroidery, is one of the major themes for accessories.
A touch also of dark denim in classic blue for dresses, jackets and pants and a very graphic deco blue print for long dresses with knit details on the wrists. The great synergy of the RTW with accessories takes the ‘art of bag’ to a next level, fully confirming the statement of FENDI as a master of materials and handmade expertise. The Collection features iconic bags like Peekaboo, Baguette and By The Way reinterpreted in a creative and artisanal way, stronger than ever and in line with the garments of the Collection. On the other hand, FENDI’s dualism is again expressed with the new bags: the Dotcom and Micro Double Baguette.
It stitches up all the sides of the Peekaboo and Dotcom bags in soft nappa leather together with a more precious version in mink on Peekaboo and Mini Peekaboo and a Mini Peekaboo in lace up python. Multicolor Intrecciato Peekaboo family bags can be personalized with one’s initial on the front.
Strap You is one of the greatest protagonists of this SS2016 FENDI Fashion Show, a stand up alone accessory that can be used on any bag to give a cool and a fashion touch and presented with great color contrasts and combination of materials. Flowerland leather, python and fur flowers with studs appear on flat and high heels shoes. “The shoes are also very interesting because they feature a double heel. I think really opposites and double are the key words of this collection,” concludes Silvia Venturini Fendi.