Milan Fashion Week: Fendi S/S’14


In a wave of structured floatyness and pastel perfection, Largerfeld’s Fendi show for spring summer 2014 is certainly one we will remember. Innovative fabrics, fantastic plastic and laser cut shapes formed a new modern image for Fendi with the uniformity of the bowl cut black wigs making us pay extra close attention to the dreamy organza layers.

The show opened with cleverly cut soft dresses with dip dyed graduated colours flowing downwards. The angular folded layers had an origami feel that we simply loved!  Collared overcoats over soft off white separates really set off the look, a seductive boudoir feel with a classic modern Largerfeld twist. As the collection moved on the colours got stronger, with cobalt blue and black was teamed with soft white, we loved the tough edge it brought to the collection. The softest of leathers was used to keep the airy feel that made this collection what it was. Cut out patterns started to dominate the runway in the middle of the show, creating beautiful layers of angular shapes in blocky simple silhouettes, letting the bold mixture of textures do all the talking. We loved the delicate looking cut out dresses, creating a contemporary ‘lace’ from new and innovative fabrics, stiffened organza and neoprene in dogtooth style cut out created a visual feast that we’re already lusting after for next season!

The end of the show brought a whole aspect of fun into the mix. Disco ball dresses and skirts teamed with more cleverly layered cut out organza created a space age feel with a completely wearable appeal. We’ll defiantly we investing in beautiful underwear to wear with floaty semi-transparent fabrics next season!

Feature: Robyn Egerton