As usual, Fendi delivered a collection for Fall 2012 that showed, beyond comparison, what can be done with fur given the latest technologies. There isn’t anything Fendi isn’t willing to tackle – and master in the process – when it comes to fur design.
This collection embraced historical, sartorial shapes of 17th, 18th and 19th century fashion specifically – if not more appropriately in a random order – picking out distinct garment details and assigning them to wholly new creations.
Karl Lagerfeld is a master through and through and always makes a point to introduce the unexpected. The idea behind this particular collection was much more an exercise in hybrid experimentation – about innovations in mixing fur types.
Sounds a little odd, and at first it was, but once separated from the group each piece asserted its own masterful handling – flaunting that Fendi touch.
You could call this collection a thematic exercise taken into the context of the fashion realm. Some looks read sculptural whereas others brought to mind the brush strokes and composition of a master painter.
Though the intricate work behind these looks is awe-inspiring, it goes without saying that some of the looks may be a bit difficult to visualize outside of a runway setting. This collection was extremely fashion forward and might simply be one of the Fall 2012 – Winter 2013 trailblazers.
Fendi Fall 2012-Winter 2013 Video here