5 talking points from Fendi Haute Fourrure Fall 2015
The genius of Fendi's fantastic fur – surreal, technical and wearable
Fendi celebrated 50 years with Karl Lagerfeld with a grand couture show focussed on fur – a first of its kind.
Fendi has long been known for its fur and the genius techniques it uses to make fur high fashion. It was expertly cut in waves, checkerboard patterns, and with a collage of feathers. The silhouettes? There was one for every woman. Think XXL cocoon coats, cape coats with hoods, floor-length minks.
Exaggerated orchids were pinned to coats. We also spotted thigh-high metallic boots which could easily be teamed with a space suit. Plus, little micro bags in matching patterns finished off the looks.
A quiff with a low pony-tail seemed like an extension of Lagerfeld’s signature hair-do. The make-up was kept to a pale, barely-there look with white lips and glistening eye lids.
Théâtre de Champs-Élysees doubled as Fendi’s runway. A golden curtain dropped to unveil a painting by surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico. The painting almost added a new dimension to the surreal line.
Monochrome fur coats featuring a silvery floral embroidery. Oh, and we can’t not talk about that Oriental satin cape, which was paired with boots that were almost an extension of the garment.