The pre-fall collections have begun to surface, with the House of Fendi right on the tail of other top designers. Known for its Italian luxury fashion specialized in furs, ready-to-wear pieces, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eyewear and other accessories, Fendi’s come up with designs complimenting its most recognizable elements of geometric, color-blocking, and high visual intensity. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld reworked the Fendi pre-fall 2015 collection and really brought out the fun in the fur, placing its furry Bag Bugs on biker jackets, wool jacquard skirts and other pieces. We also see geometry really playing a role on exquisite cashmere zipped coats with mink fur block embroidery and mirrored embellishments.
The House of Fendi, founded back in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi, brings over a billion dollars in profit each year, making it one of the best fashion houses in the industry. It’s not just focused on clothing and accessories either, as its furniture branch called Fendi Casa was launched back in 1987 targeting those with a niche for upscale pieces that are simple yet innovative. The brand has a way of constantly reinventing itself without straying from its original focus on fur and leather, a prospect, which makes it such a coveted fashion house around the world.
The Fendi pre-fall 2015 collection’s designs are as breathtaking as you can imagine them to be with sophisticated lines and fun colors bringing personality to the look.
The colors in a feminine coat are rather perfectly coordinated, with the perfectly spaced patchwork appealing to the eye. The movement between colors and patterns is only accented by the sudden black and white contrasting stripes set at perfect widths and heights, along with the same contrasting design appearing on the tie-belt. Patchwork half boots also lend to the coat’s overall look, while the colorfully striped handbag looks rather out of place and adds fun to an otherwise chic ensemble. There’s something perfectly young about this look.
In similar fashion, with the same boots, we have the dress that’s layered beneath the coat, with its contrasting stripes over a simple leather half-sleeve midi dress hitting the knees but not going below. On the other hand, you can bring up the hem, lessen the effect of the stripes by leaving it only on the skirt section, tailor the leather at the waist, cut the sleeves a little shorter, add a collar and button down section like a polo shirt and change those shoes to something funkier, with chunky heels in a lighter color than the rest of the patchwork design. Add a splash of white and green to those shoes as well and you have one sexy look that certainly does your silhouette more justice and shows off your mile-long legs.
Coming to the furs present in the Fendi pre-fall 2015 collection that are oh-so-chic and certainly a major part of the Fendi look, we have fallen in love with that crop jacket with its black and white fur collar, its royal fall color and its inclusion of the signature contrasting stripes at varying heights, placed in order from shortest to longest. The mini dress underneath doesn’t offer the same effect as the jacket, but the prints and colors of the piece are also rather intriguing, while those leather half-boots would certainly look great in our pre-fall wardrobes.
There is also a dress that might actually look better with the white lined black suede boot as its design matches the half sleeves of the dress itself. The higher hem is balanced out with the high collar and longer sleeves, while the color strips lend to the overall appeal of the look. A large navy handbag actually does seem like the perfect accessory to finish off the ensemble.
Stripe colors switch to reds and blacks in some featured garments, including a sweater dress that has a striped loose turtleneck, striped sleeves and striped hem alongside its typical striped bars along the front of the piece. The purple color is enticing, while the fabric looks pretty warm. We may add legging to the look just for added warmth or wear them out as it is. The brown half-boots with patchwork finish off the outfit nicely, while making sure just enough leg is shown under the loose fitting sweater dress where the hem skims the middle of the thigh.
Stripes bars and geometric shapes look rather amazing when we are looking at a mix of teal white and black colors, the former 2 making up the stripes. The belted coat looks positively divine and its functional nature (considering the fact that it reaches mid-calf) really brings out the elegance of the design. Adding full-length black boots with white thin stripes at strategic points keeps to the geometric accuracy while also giving the eyes a break from the large amount of teal on the coat.
A similar design can also be found on a leather belted mini dress with a high collar, mid length sleeves, a satin finish, shorter half-boots, and the addition of a leather handbag. There’s something rather exquisite about this look and it is certainly a full ensemble we can easily wear out to most any evening event.
Keeping to the teal and black look, there is a fur jacket that is positively gorgeous, while its diagonal design with horizontal teal stripes creates the perfect optical illusion. It’s certainly pleasing for the eye and the mind, while also ensuring it keeps one warm in the fall and winter seasons. The belted looks are obviously in, as we do not see any other style of fastening the coat lapels. The half boots with white thin lines are the perfect addition, along with the mini handbag in contracting checkers.
Finally, the little white dress is an absolute favourite as well, simple in design but fashionably loose-fitting so that the silhouette remains more of a mystery but allows for the legs to hit at what can be found beneath. It’s a stellar white dress that is best with half-boots, a black and white fur scarf and a single black and white statement accessory, particularly in the form of a bangle. Sexy, chic and ready to rock the town, this ensemble is great for the pre-fall season, like all the rest pieces available in the Fendi pre-fall 2015 collection.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK