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With each season, fashion is working to break age-old rules that have been set in the style world for decades. In 2013, we saw the white after Labor Day tenet completely turned on its head and I suspect Fendi is trying to do something similar with fur. The Italian fashion house is without a doubt the world’s leading fourrière and its Pre-Fall 2014 collection is full of furry pieces, though the weather typically isn’t frigid enough for these kinds of designs during this transitional season. From hats to boots, Karl Lagerfeld spares no expense when it gets to the cozy texture (as is his way), playing on the idea of dualism with two-tone and mixed texture creations.
Stripes are a main focus in the offerings, adding a dizzying spin to boxy coats, colorblock furs, the brand’s signature Peekaboo tote, and more.
I love the fashion house’s fur socks that were paired with many of the collection’s looks. Lagerfeld keeps the model’s feet warm with the mundane gone luxe garments layered inside pumps, though I”m afraid you’d have to buy at least a half or full size up in order to make it work. This is a clear case of fashion being fun while not entirely maintaining functionality.
Colorblocking is undeniable and irresistible: a great source of balance when juxtaposed between the out-of-this world, fur-laced looks.
Leather lends a modern and tough edge to the pieces with moto jackets, roomy everyday totes, and black skinnies that up the wearability quotient in the collection.
Style stars including Solange Knowles, Rita Ora, and Kerry Washington have all sported the brand’s wares this year and they might be able to sneak in one more Fendi look this year after viewing the Pre-Fall offerings. The billowing silhouettes will work wonders for Kerry’s maternity style, while a cobalt and black swing frock with cutout stripe detailing will allow Ms. Ora to show skin in a sophisticated way.
What do you think of Fendi’s latest?