For 100 years, Albert Einstein’s prediction regarding gravitational waves in spaces went unproven. He believed that gravitational waves were produced by violent eruptions in space, like the collision of two supermassive black holes. In a breakthrough scientific discovery earlier this month, the physicists at LIGO pinpointed gravitational waves for the first time, and the world watched in awe as Einstein’s theory was finally proven true after 100 years. A ripple was even sent through the fashion industry, where the groundbreaking discovery appeared in abstracted form on the Fendi runway for Fall/Winter 2016. Wavy stripes, graphics, cut-outs, and rippled trim appeared throughout the entirety of the collection, elevating each look to futuristic new heights.
Kendall Jenner wore the first look, a navy coat with ripple-trim topped with a vertiginous fur collar. Even the accessories in the collection featured ripple trim, which adorned the edges of extremely desirable cloth thigh-high boots and colorful leather totes. Ripples also punched up the volume of the silhouette as they cascaded down the shoulders and arms of dresses and ringed around the necks of striped blousons. They also appeared on Fendi’s always exceptional fur offerings, which combined candy color hues together on oversized, snuggly coats.
The world watched in awe as Einstein’s theory was finally proven true after 100 years.
Karl Lagerfeld imagined gravitational resonance on a navy jacket with rounded shoulders by covering its surfaces in mille-feuille layers of ripples. The show continued with a series of old-fashioned dresses that Lagerfeld modernized with the addition of corset-like banded waists. Additionally, Fendi displayed quilted denim capes, suit jackets with side knife-pleats, pinafore dresses, velvet minis with floral embroidery, satin brocatelle dresses covered in embossed bouquets, and more. One dress even combined all of the aforementioned elements into one look, starting with a sheer neckline with a wavy collar and embroidered florets across the chest, which was then finished in a ripple arrangement of spliced black mink. The only word we have for this dress: WOW. It definitely doesn’t take a LIGO detector to see the clear and immediate appeal of this incredible collection.