FENDI AW2016/17 Women Collection is inspired by “gravitational waves”, an infinite movement towards edgy silhouettes and accessories, meeting with a Japanese botanical garden featured in a Japanese fabric wallpaper from the 18th century, sublimated in the delicate motifs on bronze silk jacquard, velvet, embroideries and Intarsia on Fur. A contemporary romanticism pervades this collection, where future meets traditions and sweet austerity meets femininity. Romantic yet with a graphic twist always in the FENDI way. The rounded and geometric waves give a unique sense of movement to the Collection, starting as details and becoming extra-large towards the gigantic and multi-folded edges, making the angles delicate and soft.
Shapes are long and fluid; dresses, pants, plissé skirts on silk, wool, velvet and dark denim materials together with Scottish Kilts reinterpreted with mink fur inlays in a FENDI unique way. Furs are oversize: in shearling and fox crafted on net for a unique lightness or inlayed in black and white for a bobcat effect.
On the other hand, they are more slick as in the contemporary reinterpretation of The Tenenbaum FENDI Fur worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, proposed in an amazing and precious mink intarsia flowers version. The metallic silver effect seen in the Haute Fourrure collection, a FENDI unique workmanship, comes back to life in the black mink intarsia cape. The color palette goes from dark and deep greens, purples, navy blues to strong touches of electric baby blue amber and oranges. Electric shots of bright colors here and there as an impulse from the waves and the universe.
The bags are invaded by waves allover featuring a new interpretation of the FENDI iconic bags, as the Baguette, Peekaboo and By the Way - with all the different versions from nabuk bicolor leather versions, to suede and the exclusive python.The mini Dotcom, the new bag of the Maison, is presented with a long chain strap in a unique suede stitched version.
A cozy and fun tote bag, the Teddy bag in shearling, becomes the perfect day and travel bag, available also in a luxurious fox multicolor version. Precious versions feature also the By the Way in shaved mink with flower intarsia and the extraordinary velvet Peekaboo inlayed with a special antique carpet technique featuring a Japanese hypnotic and graphic garden on the front.