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MFW SS16: Fendi

MFW SS16: Fendi

Artisanal blooms

Text: Cai Mei Khoo

Floral blooms and bloomer shorts were just some of the key features at Fendi Spring/Summer 2016

The fire-engine red look that Edie Campbell opened the Fendi Spring/Summer '16 show in, set the tone for what was to come - smocking and pantaloons, key features that marked the new collection. This being Fendi, smocking was reworked in buttery soft leather, matched with voluminous bishop sleeves.

 

A braided leather skirt (see look 5) showcased the house's mastery of its craft, as seen again in the woven vests/breastplates - modern armour for the Fendi woman. Further showcasing its artisanal skills were the summer fur jackets that appeared as a basket weave.

 

The lace-up detail seen in the clothes found their way onto the bags, some of which featured braided leather shoulder straps. Two new bags this season are the Dotcom bag and the very cute Double Baguette bag, which as its name suggests, is essentially two micro Baguettes put together back-to-back. If florals, a Spring/Summer staple, was not obvious in the clothes, they appeared full-on as floral appliqués in the shoes and bags, what Fendi calls 'Flowerland'. Expect this to be a big hit.