Fendi S/S 2018
Scene setting: A graphic, triangular print show set greeted guests at the Fendi venue on Via Solari. A print also seen on its show invitation, the triangular forms were imagined in breezy blues, sugary pinks and yellows, and alluded to the inspirations behind the collection – Italian futurism and the colours (and flavours) of the Caribbean.
Mood board: Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld presented a joyful and colourful collection for a woman embarking on a chic Caribbean getaway. There were checks and striped silks riffing on vintage school ties, smatterings of the Fendi logo, dark denim, stripe detail furs, floral leather marquetry and fern detail broderie-anglaise. A beach ready bowling shirt in gauzy stripes was paired with a high-waisted chino short, graphic and sequinned prints were layered on top of each other for a futurism-inspired effect, and dresses, blouses and leather coats came with cut-outs.
Finishing touches: Checks were big on the catwalks in London, and made impact at both Versus and Burberry. Similarly, Fendi launched a a cacophony of stripes and checks, finishing its looks with patterned ankle and over the knee socks, teamed with stripe and check sandals with holiday furniture-focused wicker heels. For that tropical flair, bags were fringed with raffia and pastel hued knotting braiding. Bag straps were finished with suede palm fronds and florals in textured carpet fabric. All aboard the Fendi express to paradise!