Fendi: fairytales in furAmidst water games and an enchanted mood, Fendi celebrated its 90th year in business by holding its fashion show in Rome “inside” the iconic Trevi Fountain, restored with the financial support of the label

Dec 09, 2016
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Amidst water games and an enchanted mood, Fendi celebrated its 90th year in business by holding its fashion show in Rome “inside” the iconic Trevi Fountain, restored with the financial support of the label

Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi
Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi

The new generation of top models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid glided on the Baroque marbles of the Trevi Fountain, they wore coats, dresses and capes in fur with sublime details. The transparent Plexiglas runway mounted just above the water level created an impressive optical effect, giving the extraordinary illusion of walking on water.

The new Haute Fourrure collection created by Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi was inspired by Nordic fairytales and in particular the 1914 collection “East of Sun and West of the Moon” illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
There are enchanted woods and flowery gardens, princes and princesses, goblins and fairies: everything is made of fur, even the small embroidery on chiffon and organza, lace and mohair.

The coats, capes and jackets are very light and often reversible. The main materials used are coloured and gusseted herringbone lynx with sable, as well as Persian lamb with mink inlay work. The “princesses” were created with tiny pieces of fur assembled by hand like a mosaic (it took 1,200 hours to make one of them).

Fur dresses and excellent craftsmanship are part of the DNA of the Fendi fashion house, but here they were enriched by brand-new processes such as the dyeing of lynx and “veronatura”, an alternate sable process or embroidery in mohair, embroidered lace and shaved mink on the tulle dress.
A breath-taking fashion show for a timeless collection, which explored the magic of the Nordic fairytales and rewrote the imperatives of new millennium fur, reinterpreted with the sublime wisdom of Italian manufacture.

 

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