Fendi: the sublime art of inlayKarl Lagerfeld writes another chapter of the Maison starting from decorative patterns, reminiscent of 18th century papiers dominotés and geometric patterns inspired by printed fonts that become inlays on precious furs and bags
The fine craftsmanship of the Fendi Fall-Winter 2017-18 is made possible by the expert hands of the finest seamstresses of the Roman fashion house. It develops in fascinating and original creations fully drawn from the heritage of the brand, reinterpreting it with elegance.
Coats, dresses and accessories are conceived from the study of ancient bookbinding paper and wallpapers, that is the handcrafted production of repeated motifs that could become cover or flyleaf of a book, but also upholstery or a decorative panel, fabrics for interior decoration or linings, the perfect starting point for sophisticated and inspired craftsmanship. Among the highlights of an infinitely wearable luxury collection are the jackets sporting various types of inlays in coloured fur, fur dresses with tucked waist and coats beautifully decorated with floral patterns, which we also admired on their Haute Couture catwalk of last summer.
The colours, strictly autumnal, feature hazelnut, grey, black, white, only interrupted by red, which is also the colour of the over-the-knee patent boots – with pointed toe and stiletto heel. Fabulous handbags, large, medium-sized and very small (including the new Run Away in nappa leather and python), with straps embellished with fur or reptile skin, new stylized charms and fringes here and there.
An iconic collection, emblem of the skillful ability of the Maison to dust off styles and patterns of the past and merge them with cutting-edge fur techniques.