PARIS (REUTERS) – Italian style label Fendi performed with textures in its Haute Couture assortment in Paris on Wednesday (July four), overlaying see-through bodices with fur trimmings and creating shimmering, scaly skirts.
Elaborate winter coats and clothes in apricot pink and lavendar hues melded collectively chiffon, mink and different materials similar to cashmere, to create cascading results. Some appears to be like included intricate, sequin-filled latticework.
Rome-based Fendi has lengthy been identified for its furs, and has continued to place them ahead at a time when many different manufacturers are dropping them from collections, underneath stress from altering shopper tastes and animal rights campaigners.
Italy’s Gucci, owned by Kering one of many fastest-growing labels of current years, goes fur-free as of this 12 months, and unbiased style home Versace not too long ago mentioned it was following swimsuit.
The Fendi present was octogenerian German designer Karl Lagerfeld’s second outing at Haute Couture week in Paris – the season of style exhibits celebrating one-off creations by a choose group of homes.
Lagerfeld, who types a artistic duo at Fendi together with the the founding household’s scion Silvia Venturini Fendi, additionally offered his newest flip at France’s Chanel on Wednesday in opposition to an elaborate catwalk backdrop that recreated Parisian avenue scenes.
Fendi, a part of France’s luxurious conglomerate LVMH that additionally contains Christian Dior and Givenchy, is underneath new administration following a merry-go-round of government reshuffling inside the group final 12 months to offer manufacturers recent impetus.
Serge Brunschwig, who beforehand labored at Dior, grew to become Fendi’s CEO in earlier this 12 months.