FENDI FW2015/16 Women’s Collection has found an extraordinary source of inspiration in the works of the artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The Swiss born artist inspired Karl Lagerfeld for the ready-to-wear collection and some of her works will also be recalled in FENDI’s accessories designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Sophie Taeuber’s artistic approach perfectly matches with FENDI’s DNA and values, translated into a brand new collection combining paneling, Color Block, juxtapositions and geometric plays.
The collection built around a harmonious blend of avant-garde experimentation and master artisanship; the juxtaposition of fine materials, rich tones, clean lines, distinctive volumes and exquisite workmanship adds details and substances to understated luxury. Karl Lagerfeld decorated the runway bags with crane flowers, whose passionate tones and unique shape form an interesting contrast to the wintry collection.
Paneling takes center stage: Boxy tailored vest is worn over soft top; slip dress is decorated with contrasting calf panels on both sides. Layering surprise lends itself to rich volumes, while bold colors and clean silhouette outline the perfect seasonal styles. Pure white, primal red and earth tones form the season’s color story. Overcoats are streamlined, with exquisite double collar design that nods to the maison’s attention to details. Mink coat is constructed with color blocks; fox fur and kidassia fur hem and leather collar are detachable to give way to a stylish peacoat -- another example of the house’s esteemed craftsmanship.
Shearling is the star material of the season. Soft shearling open shoulder mini dress is feminine and sexy; white shearling vest is paired with colorful pants for a casual, spirited look. Color blocking shearling coat has the perfect blend of form and function. Different shearling materials are treated with FENDI’s top-of-the-line expertise for a diverse array of finishes, styles and textures, possible only with masterful workmanship and a thorough understanding of precious materials.
Quality leather is widely used. Buttery calf is combined with different materials to achieve well-defined structure and volume. Refined calf hair in the form of small pocket adds luxury detailing to the clean halter neck tank and dress.
Another standout of the season is the puffy down. The usual shiny viscose shell is replaced by neatly woven and lightweight wool to up the coziness. Unique design flair is coupled with tailoring excellence to make a stylish statement.
Geometric paneling continues to role accessories. The house sets out to rework Sophie Taeuber’s art as leather intarsia on By the Way bag. The chessboard-like pattern on Mini Peekaboo is interrupted by spherical detailing. Shearling becomes the innovative material for shoes, with ice cube heels to complete the wintry vibe. The new "Peekaboo clutch bag" comes with the quintessential Peekaboo padlock. This compact handbag is as stylish as it is versatile, with a detachable shoulder strap. Constructed in Shearling with color blocking design, "Peekaboo Clutch bag" is the new generation go-to bag with a soft and luxury touch. The seasonal collection is available in a full range of designs, each one is a continuation of understated luxury at the heart of all Peekaboo bags.