Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld

Two legend designers(Karl Lagerfeld and Sylvia Fendi) combine creative minds showing a stunning collection at Fendi

The summer heat sizzled on the runway in  spring 2011.  It was clearly the hottest holiday Fendi's ever had, hotter even than the summer Lagerfeld just enjoyed at his house in Saint-Tropez, where the mercury hit 100-plus for weeks on end.
Karl Lagerfeld has never been one for romance or nostalgia. Color and geometry were his two pillars for the Fendi collection.     Many of the clothes had the  colors and feel of airy volume that were perfect for a summer holiday, an impression compounded by the pressed-flower souvenirs incorporated as a subtle woven detail.  Turquoise happens to be my favorite color, combined with the blousey feel of silk, appeared simply dreamy.

There was such an easy informality in the smocks, drawstring tunics, and paper-bag-waisted skirts that the Fendi woman could have been taking a stroll through a breezy wildflower meadow. 


 It  all started with the joint stewardship of Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, and in this collection it played out in ways both subtle (the wrap skirt that incorporated angles and curves) and obvious (the all-important bags combined the softness of napa and the hardness of Roman leather). 



























Karl Lagerfeld and Sylvia Fendi