Silvia Fendi was inspired by a very specific sunset for her latest collection – the one that warms up the summer evenings of South Italy. It was this that took the show-goers back to their summer holiday and built up an atmosphere of anticipation in the Fendi show space.
After a few seasons without Karl Lagerfeld it seemed Silva has found her feet and while Lagerfeld’s soul will always be felt within the brand a new dawn had arrived on the runway.
It was this new dawn that inspired the war colour palette of soft pinks warm oranges and bold yellows of this collection.
With a holiday atmosphere in the room models wore looks that were fit for the Italian Riviera. Short shots, padded miniskirts and high-waisted flowy trousers were paired with crisp shirts, loose-fitting tops and layered with light-weight jackets. Belted at the waist, dresses had a cool seventies feel that continues the theme of the recent couture show, but offered more freedom and the opportunity to experiment.
Prints came in the form of multicoloured retro flowers and checks and these were paired with floral translucent tights.
Of course, fur was prominent on jackets and accessories and quilted fabrics made their runway debut.
In accessories, the Baguette and Peekaboo followed the prints of the ready-to-wear pieces with the addition of tassels on the baguette, while oversized totes where decorated with the Fendi logo.