Preserving its iconic modern allure, the latest Fendi resort 2016 collection manages to combine some of the coolest trends we have seen during the recent fashion shows of the Italian luxury fashion house. Among such amazing trends we should mention the lush floral patterns, the new interpretations of denim and, of course, leather, which stands out with its strict geometric designs. Still, it’s the iconic bird of paradise that continues to be the main motif used throughout the collection, giving a touch of exotic and tropical air to the fabulous looks. We saw this motif during the Fendi fall 2015 fashion show, when colorful bird of paradise details were used as interesting embellishments for the Fendi bags, and now they turn into romantic patterns adorning some of those ladylike dresses coming in both long and short lengths.
It’s definitely the architectural look of the flower that caught the attention of Karl Lagerfeld, who is a big fan of geometry when it comes to Fendi designs. The flower has interesting sharp points and edges, which still look so delicate when imprinted on a flowing strappy maxi dress coming in a white color, or on the tea-length full-skirted yellow dress with white collars used to give a schoolgirl modesty to the overall look. It’s also the main motif used for the color-blocked sharp leather coat, giving an abstract look to its already futuristic design. A couple of skirts, jackets and coats use the same motifs put in different color shades, and each time looking absolutely pretty.
We still do see Lagerfeld’s favorite geometric patterns in the collection, particularly stripes in different shades or color-blocked patchwork worked out so meticulously to look like one whole piece of material painted in different shades. It’s here that we discover the mind-blowing textural plays, when leather is used as patchwork for a denim piece, or silk is worked out the way to look like authentic denim or shearling. You can never say what fabric has been used for that Fendi piece until you touch it and that’s what makes the brand always stand out with its futuristic concepts in designs and fabric technologies.
Creativity doesn’t stop here, as we also discover absolutely insane lightbulb motifs in shearling decorating a black sweater and a black leather backpack that we are sure to spot a lot in the streets during the upcoming fashion shows. A khaki sweatshirt features the word “Fendi” again in shearling, while we also see looks that solely focus on the structure and interesting color palette comprising lots of khakis, ochres, yellows, caramels, blacks and some touches of pastel hues. Those perfectly tailored high-waist shorts are the best pieces to wear to work, to street or to cocktail parties, while we also love the polished culottes adding a retro touch to the overall modern scene.
Equally amazing is the accessory line of the Fendi resort 2016 collection, and while we miss the famous Karlito here that has become the fashion crowd’s favorite charm, we still see cute fur monsters available in different shades and mostly in big sizes in order not to go by unnoticed. Add bird of paradise inspired heeled sandals and statement-making handbags to the looks and you have one stunning collection of trend-setting goodies you’d like to wear day in and day out!
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