| After the passing of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld last February, Silvia Venturini Fendi naturally expanded her duties (originally in charge of the accessories and menswear) to directing the womenswear collection. The transition was decidedly so seamless that there was barely any formal announcement. On Thursday, Fendi debuted with a collection inspired by camping the outdoors and late ’60s films.
But Silvia applied her own high-fashion twist and codes: sequined dresses, sheer tops and colorful fur coats in gingham; dark khaki utilitarian-style garments; and quilted coats, skirts and jackets in pretty pastels. Bright, punchy vintage florals were magnified on a number of looks, adding to the groovy, retro vibe that’s been trending on the runways as of late. Fendi is responsible for the famous Baguette bag, launched in 1997, and while the nostalgic style has experienced a resurgence recently, a slew of new accessories will likely take its place this spring. Some favourites of ours include the oversize frames and matching chains, adorned with a double-F logo, printed tights and wide-brim caps.“I want women to feel natural and good in these clothes.” said Silvia. Nobody knows Fendi like a Fendi.