The Fendi Fall 2011 collection intends to keep us very warm with thick luxe materials like wool, fur, suede, leather and shearling.
All the pieces looked comfortable and relaxed.
I love the Fall colours I’m seeing here in Milan. Fendi presented a rich colour palette of jade, mustard, cherry, violet, teal, black and burgundy.
I found the rosette and fur details on the front many of the looks really interesting. They looked like ruffled and furry bibs.
We also saw high-waisted trousers, multicoloured leather, fur collars on shirts, shimmering blouses knitted fur coats and pencil skirts.
Karl teased us with some back-to-front looks. Some dresses felt like they were back to front, but I particularly loved the shearling/suede coat which was worn inside out. You have to love Karl’s sense of humour.
The collection was very contemporary yet strangely it also had a 70s retro feel to it which seems to be the trend for Fall 2011 Milan Fashion Week.
Key accessories included bags, Mary Jane heels with a contrasting heel, coloured tights and coloured frame sunglasses.
Front Row: Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and Anna Wintour
The Fendi Spring 2011 presentation was definitely one of my top 10 shows of the season.
I was seated in the 2nd row in front of the photographers pit.
The only way I could’ve had a better seat was in the front row of this area or on the runway itself, which is why I managed to get such great pictures.
The theme for this presentation was “the burning summer of passion”.
We were presented with a fresh and feminine collection which had striking pops of colour, gingham prints, floral prints and geometric cuts.
The “cappuccino” print – which also created the backdrop for this show – resembled coffee stains on a white tablecloth or a burnt piece of paper.
Most of the pieces were roomy with loose cropped pants, demure below the knee skirts and tunic dresses.
The lantern sleeves were definitely the highlight of this collection. They were sophisticated and cool and worked well with the 70s feel of this collection.
I was dying over the colour-blocked Fendi sunglasses.
I’m definitely going to be sporting these come Spring, and I have a feeling Rachel Zoe will be dying over them too.
Other key accessories included linked bracelets with the Fendi logo, which were both gold and multi-coloured.
The shoes ranged from a colourful 4 inches to a chunky platform wedge.
The bags…oh the bags.
Like the rest of the collection they featured in a range of vivid colours accented with the house logo and gold hardware.
The khaki and beige clutch which Freja was holding shot to the top of my wish list.
Favourites: White dress with the colourful floral print and cropped faux fur cardi paired with a white top and cappuccino print long skirt
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rachel Zoe, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dasha Zhukova, Kate Beckinsale, Carey Mulligan, Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes and Blake Lively