If you’re obsessed with color theory, you’re going to love Fendi’s symphonic pairings. If you’re obsessed with light, shimmery clothes that make you feel like a woman, you’re going to die for Fendi’s effervescent separates. If plaid is the pattern du jour in your household, wait until you see the way Fendi did plaid for Spring/Summer 2018. If you remember the early aughts’ obsession with logo-mania with fondness, Fendi is here for you. There are so many great styles to connect with in this collection, that it’s hard to know what to praise first, but the palette, fabric, patterns, and logo are a good start, because they give you an idea of the surface of things.
Beneath the surface, however, is a collection whose heart beats for beauty. It may be something of a movement in fashion to buck beauty in favor of androgyny or tongue-in-cheek garishness, but some designers gravitate toward a core aesthetic that praises all things that are delightful to look at. The astonishing color display on Fendi’s fur coats, for example, prove the acumen of Karl Lagerfeld’s eye for optics, while the fascinating geometry he creates from layering together airbrushed stripes could be taught in universities.
Lagerfeld expertly plays with form and function, marrying together easy-to-wear layered separates and really wonderful decorative elements. For instance an array of jewel-toned skirts were punctuated with laser-cut leaves, one aquamarine capelet dress positively bloomed with a digital floral print, and ethereal tops were crafted with cut-out shoulders and ruched sleeves. It was all feminine and featherweight – a fantastic combination for those hot summer months. One element that didn’t fare as well were the crotch tassels found on several of the dresses – the placement could have been better.
Lagerfeld expertly plays with form and function, marrying together easy-to-wear layered separates and really wonderful decorative elements.
Furthermore, there were many great accessories that bear mentioning, from screen-printed floral totes to dainty patterned heels with sporty straps. Mark our words: Fendi’s sheer plaid tights will be the fashion item for Spring/Summer 2018; expect to every influencer with a pair.