We know a good thing when we see it and the Fendi 2017 resort collection is all that and more. Under the direction of Silvia Venturini Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld proves himself time and again an artistic genius living among us mere mortals. Does this guy ever have a bad day?!
Where to begin?? Yes, there are dresses but they take a shape and form that dance on the body. Red and white patchwork, Japanese florals, and checkerboard prints are distorted in a fun-house mirror sort of way that make it interesting and new. Lagerfeld uses a wave pattern in multi-colors to finish collars and hems that give each outfit movement and fun. But the fur!…seriously some of the most original workmanship ever witnessed. Graphic intarsia designed jackets of sheared mink with fluffy fox inserts, lush fox boas and a duster coat of colorful mink and fox on an open weave backdrop. If you believe in reincarnation, Lagerfeld is Michelangelo.
If it ‘aint broke, then don’t fix it and that’s exactly the modus operandi of creative director Veronica Etro. Navigating a brand founded in 1968 by her father Gimmo, she keeps the Etro boho vibe alive by mixing patterns and textures but she updates it with styles like a flutter sleeve mini dress or a cropped jean to appeal to her younger clientele. Overall the Resort 2017 capsule is more of the same from Etro which will keep the loyalists loyal.
What a long, strange trip it’s been reviewing the Acne Studios resort 2017 collection. Tie-dye is alive and well as creative director, Jonny Johansson, taps into his personal preferences for The Grateful Dead and a surfer lifestyle. Thus, he creates pieces that don’t take things too seriously. Oversized jackets and pants paired with chunky shoes, it was fashion fair fit for a grunge revival. Interspersed were a few slim fitting dresses made from a summer silk which were very pretty and very versatile. Johansson included some petticoat skirts adding a third dimension to his psychedelic fashion trip.
A disco revival replete with gold lamé, big bows, and neon colors, the design team of Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, aka Wolk Morais, created a resort capsule appropriate for Saturday nights in Tinseltown. The show was a full-on party at The Standard Hollywood hotel and gave a perfect backdrop to the disco regalia. Micro mini dresses, tuxedo jackets, jumpsuits, and pussy bow blouses, the designers didn’t miss a single kitsch 70’s style symbol-except maybe adding roller skates to the event. A favorite piece for your inner rock star were the co-ed chubby boa marabou jackets. Yah, we can get down with that.