Writing about Fendi is hardly a catch-22; it’s always a win-win for the senses. Fendi is the quintessential Italian fur powerhouse and a luxury house that never skimps on fine materials and workmanship.
For this upcoming fall-winter 2011-12 season, Karl Lagerfeld brought-out superb fur treatments, which are time after time as innovative as they are valued. Fendi is James Bond’s Q for fur fashion. Everything you see is always more than meets the eye… and that’s how Fendi remains Fendi!
For those who like to blend in with flair? There’s always camouflage – either military or tortoise, both combinations and variations worked superbly well. This unusual trompe l’œil concept for womenswear got the glamour treatment to great effect, especially when translated into knits. The end result was also fashioned in multi-fur types, something that might surprise many when described but vindicated once experienced up-close and personal.
Who comes up with this stuff? It never ceases to amaze, because it isn’t just new, it is very sound with today’s lifestyle.
Whereas the collection’s ensemble of suits, gowns and separates referenced a slightly buttoned-up muse, the furs were more no-nonsense in retrospect, if not slightly more casual for their cozy-factor. Whether turned out in lamb shearling, sable, fox, chinchilla, mink, or goat, the collage was a mastering of crafts.
Reversibility or multipurpose fashion is also an undeniable forte of the Fendi name.