#SuzyMFW: Fendi’s New Geometry

The pattern in honey and cream on the runway floor was definitely and defiantly the Fendi logo – not used with such bravado for many seasons. But it could have been something else: the geometric patterns that turned elegant fur coats into checkerboards of craftsmanship. Fendi Autumn/Winter 2017 Indigital “Look at the shape,” said Karl Lagerfeld backstage, showing me the slim waist of fur coats that were once in the distant past known only as hefty cold weather wear. Some

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Fendi Pays Tribute To Carla

CARLA FENDI – one of the five formidable Fendi sisters (Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla and Alda), who inherited their family’s fashion house – has died in Rome, aged 79. Getty Images Paying tribute to the style stalwart, who passed away following a long illness, the Fendi company said in a statement last night that Carla “never stopped to actively contribute with unchanged passion to the success of the company that continued to be a reason to live; from the first

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#SuzyCouture: Fendi’s Symbolist Springtime

How sweet and poetic – Karl and Fendi. This is a chance to understand the intricate handwork behind the Symbolist effect created with fur. A post shared by Suzy Menkes (@suzymenkesvogue) on Jul 9, 2017 at 1:57pm PDT Such was the eerie energy of the work that lingering applause brought Karl on stage for three encores. With its fur turned into fashion pieces, from coats with splotches of furry flowers to what looked like Pointillist painted dresses, the show had

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Fendi Bags: Do-It-Yourself Decoration

I REMEMBER THE FIRST “ACCESSORY” that dingle-dangled off my bag. It was a leather flower-shaped accessory from Prada – over a decade ago – and I clipped it on to the handle of my purple ostrich bag, where it remains today. That modest decoration was followed by slew of hardware, from Dior’s metallics to chunks, chains and eye-catching creatures from almost any known brand. When Celine’s minimalism took over high fashion, bag trinkets went quiet – until Fendi invented “Karlito” in

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Fendi’s Alchemy

AS the mind behind the renowned Fendi baguette, and now the new customisable version of the Peekaboo bag, it’s no surprise that Silvia Venturini Fendi knows what gives accessories the got-to-have factor. “It’s alchemy,” the designer told us this morning as we previewed the new Fendi flagship store on New Bond Street – all soft carpets and artfully designed furniture, displays of gorgeous shoes and walls of the aforementioned bags, all bright, bejewelled and embroidered. “It’s when you see something

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Sarah Jessica Parker on the Fendi Baguette

SARAH JESSICA PARKER has spoken about her love for Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, one of her Sex And The City character Carrie Bradshaw’s most famous accessories, in a new book called Fendi Baguette. The bag, which was the first “important item” to be loaned to the show – after months of stylist Patricia Field having to create looks from vintage finds – marked the beginning of Carrie’s designer wardrobe, the actress reveals. SEE SJP’S STYLE, THEN AND NOW “Having the

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Fendi’s New Face

FRENCH actress Chiara Mastroianni has been named as the muse for Fendi’s new fragrance, following in the footsteps of her mother – Catherine Deneuve – who was the face of Chanel No.5 in the late Seventies. With cinema royalty in her blood – as well as having Deneuve for a mother, her father Marcello Mastroianni was an actor in Italian films such as La Dolce Vita – 41-year-old Mastroianni will also be debuting her new film Bastards later this year,

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Fendi Relocates To A Roman Palace

Rex Features FENDI is moving house. The Italian fashion brand will celebrate its ninetieth anniversary in 2015 by moving headquarters to one of Rome’s most striking and imposing buildings, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (the Palace of the Italian Civilisation). The building, more commonly nicknamed “the Square Colosseum”, was constructed in the middle of the Second World War and opened in 1942, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest examples of fascist architecture. The monument is closed for

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Could You Walk For Karl?

THERE will be at least one new model face on the Chanel catwalk this season, thanks to a new Ford Models contest entitled #walkwithkarl. The chosen girl will walk not only for Chanel but also for Fendi, and will receive a contract with Ford. In addition to the catwalk turns, the model will be photographed by Lagerfeld – for a shoot inV – before heading to Milan and Paris. Hopefuls can upload pictures and their statistics online and are then

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Show Report: Fendi

InDigital Like moonlight on water, the coat had a silvered surface, as Fendi’s exceptional debut “haute fourrure” collection closed the Paris couture season. “I dreamed about the moon,” said Karl Lagerfeld, who was also marking – in his low-key way, a momentous moment: 50 years as Fendi’s designer of ready-to-wear and fur. Although Karl himself refuses ever to look back, this longevity as Fendi’s creative director is extraordinary. I cannot recall any other designer who has lasted as long –

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