MFW diary: Easy as 123 at Fendi and D&G

Photography by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images.
Photography by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images.

I was mesmerized by the soundtrack at Fendi yesterday—James Blake’s “Limit to Your Love”—and the collection in turn was just as beautiful as the music.
 There was a relaxed, easy feeling and a whiff of the English countryside to the felted wool swingy coats, cropped pants, tweedy knit sweat pants, luxe shearlings and furs.
 Karl Lagerfeld previewed a parade of colour and texture with subtle, sophisticated tones in structured top handle bags and in ribbed wooly tights that contrasted beautifully with block heel mary-janes. Shearlings were turned inside out and trimmed with croc. Melton and felted wool in khakis, ochres, and purples made for some boxy, simple leather trimmed totes and even a ruffle turned up in wool as a detachable jabot on blouses and dresses. Easy, rich and relaxed: just the way I’d like to feel and I’m guessing I’m not the only one.

Quite the contrast to the alphabet soup collection that came next at D&G!
 Set to Madonna‘s “Vogue” came a mashup of ‘80s Stephen Sprouse and ‘90s street style—everything from chiffon floor length skirts to neon boyfriend jackets and fur trimmed parkas were shown in bright blasting colours mixed with graphic black and white—covered in letters.
 Cute were the high-heeled Chuck Taylor inspired wedges and the finale’s maribou feathered minis. Stefano and Domenico clearly know their ABCs!

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