00060m00170m00310mFENDI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini sought to present, “modern femininity without references,” in their Fall 2012 collection for Italy’s premier fur fashion house, Fendi.  The collection was propelled by the idea of mixing contrary fabrics and textures, combining leather with wool, matte and shine, and using old couture techniques in fresh ways.  This meant a bustle gathered together navy blue crocodile and antelope skins, a sleek, light gray shift had puff sleeves in spiky fur, and some bags that looked like hide were actually made of rubber.  The styling brought out the details of the collection; makeup by Peter Philips had a white brushstroke detail on the eyes, drawing from the white details in the looks, and the hair, by Sam McKnight, alluded to Anjelica Huston with severe, “somewhat-tribal, Victorian” braids.

Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine

Text by Emily Kirkpatrick

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