Stingray, Stingray and more Stingray… I think Karl got straight to the point when it came to the inspiration of Fendi’s Fall 2012 Collection.
It not only coated the invitations, it also served as a backdrop to the defile and a stomping ground for the models as they strutted back and forth on the plastered catwalk. They also incorporated the lavish print into their billowing silk blouses and multi-colored handbags. And as always, you can’t have a Fendi show without some opulent furs. The statement maker was an eye-catching, canary yellow fur coat worn by Joan Smalls.
Exotic pieces aside, I was very keen on the layered silhouettes sometimes consisting of garments layered in themselves. Karl’s knee-length skirts were unevenly half kilt, half pencil in a mixture of diverse textiles. The ladies ruled the catwalk with commanding shoulders and hips accentuated by amour like waist cinchers cast in sumptuous hides.
Backstage was a treat – Karl beamed with pride as he described the influence of technology on his collection and how he always looks forward to the future for inspiration. I also ran into the wonderful and talented Eric Jamieson who just happened to be part of the hairstyling team for the show. You might also remember him from our ‘One Night in Paris’ shoot from Lovecat Magazine.
Here are some of my pictures – I lucked out with my ace seating! It was definitely one of my favorite collections from Milano Fashion Week. AND if you go to Moda Operandi right now, you can pre-buy pieces from the collection! Bacini NYS