Fendi Fall 2016 - Runway Review
February 29, 2016
If Fendi creative directors Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi straddled the line between playful and posh before, their fall collection was fully committed to fun. After all, with two furry six-foot tall Kigurumi monsters in the front row (both being reproduced in miniature as Fendi’s coveted furry bag bug charms), what else more could you ask for? But that’s not to say the clothes weren’t designed with the street style star in mind and, most importantly, grounded in luxury.
Lagerfeld is creating waves with this latest collection, which showcased undulating garments, bags and even footwear. Manifold ruffles in the Japan-inspired collection brought to mind the famed Hokusai prints of waves. Lagerfeld broke the surface with ruffles along the neckline or running down sleeves, stiff waves of leather decorating boots that rose to the knees or thighs and the scalloped handles and edges of elaborate bags.
Ruffles exploded down the runway too, on Kendall Jenner’s turquoise shoes as she debuted the first look, then onto the collars and sleeves of blouses, some in sherbet hues or stripes. The optical effect was prolonged by striped tops with puffy shoulders and gathered elbows, and longer, billowing dresses.