Amazing is not enough, stunning is too simple, modernized is too short. To cut the long story short, the Fendi spring/summer 2014 collection is on the runway of Milan Fashion Week. “I love to use in a funny way words from the visual web communication world,” says Karl Lagerfeld. “Everything is ‘hyperlinked’: clothes, bags, shoes, accessories. It is a kind of ‘inline style’.” And they really are!
The kinetic shapes created via various means are the core elements of the Fendi spring/summer 2014 collection, interpreted via diverse tools, be it such soft fabric as silk, or delicate lace and even leather. The color palette is chosen within some sweet and appealing shades, like coral, navy blue, classic red, orange, beige and gray tones. The two main elements of the line are organza, along with chiffon and leather.
Talking about the shapes, we can mention the above-floor-length dresses, mini and knee level skirts, oversized shoulders, sleeveless pieces and sharply cut kimono-resembling ones as well. In the first pieces we find an interesting fading of colors, which is created via layers of organza, one put on top of the other, starting from coral or navy blue and reaching the white layer at the bottom.
Graphic plays were used with leather as well. The mosaic images of squared patterns were the background structure of leather jackets and coats. The same experiment was made with fur as well. So everything was put on and within the kinetic patterns. Even the bandeau elements worn under leather coats carried a specific touch of the idea of the “hyperlinked” world. At times, this pattern even created an effect of armor, when being used with leather and put as skirts. So sometimes, you couldn’t tell whether that skirt resembled gladiator armor or a robot outfit more.
As for the accessories of the Fendi spring/summer 2014 collection, they were exceptionally based on the fur themes, coming as some types of bijou or sumptuous handbags. The final pieces of the line came as the radiant signature of Karl Lagerfeld, created with an iridescent and shiny touch of chic shine.
Photos courtesy of Vogue