Runway Review: Fendi Spring 2014

The Fendi fashion show ended a couple of hours ago and it was somewhat of a geometric lesson by the genius Karl Lagerfeld. That man always has a handful while designing the spring collection for this Italian brand. It has to be tricky incorporating fur, for which this house is most famous for, into the collection.

The technical aspects of the way that Fendi treats fur are mind-boggling and I'll touch on them a little later, for the fur came at the end of the show. Lagerfeld decided to start us off with something much lighter. Cara Delevigne (the current face of the brand) walked out first in a beautiful orange degradé organza cocktail dress. The layering and the construction were just a taste of what was to come (a bit later we saw the same model in various shades of blue - beautiful).

Later on, we saw a juxtaposition of lightness and heaviness in the most Amanda Harlech-y pieces. For example, a body-con patchworked black leather dress with a sheer underskirt and a matching bolero over it. A particularly stunning leather piece was a structured boxy jacket that reminded me of RoboCop (in the best possible way).

Fur cocktail dresses? Well, obviously. At Fendi, any incarnation of this most luxurious material is not only possible, but desirable. After lace and mohawks made of fur, the time apparently came for dresses. Shaved fur was applied on chiffon which provided interesting patterns (futuristic pepita and classic stripes). 

Let's take a moment to observe with accessories. After yesterday's Gucci show where we saw triangular heels, the same appeared on the Fendi runway as well...a.k.a. shoe trend alert. The bags weren't so crazy in form, but the furry pom-poms provided the kick they needed. My favorite accessories? The furry rings, of course.

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Photos from Style.com

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