In an industry brimming with a lot of “out there” ensembles that garner attention for both great and not-so-great reasons, Fendi’s Resort 2018 collection was just plain pretty. It was a nice palette cleanser for those like myself who are knee-deep in all kinds of looks day-in and day-out, so hopefully it will be as refreshing for you!

Though real-time wear calls for plaid when this assortment drops in October, it’s hard to really think about the classic pattern right now. Lagerfeld fashioned it into boxy separates, midi dresses, drawstring ruffle-hem skirts for maximum functionality, and dresses with the same sporty waistband.

Coats were impossible to miss with brightly-hued fur cuffs, in functional bomber styles, and sumptuous fur. The collection’s pointed-toe thigh-high stompers were the perfect complements to round out a modern day woman’s seasonal wardrobe.

Florals felt fresh and new on sculptural takes on the on-trend bomber, green contrast embroidery on luxurious fur coats, high-fashion spins on the banded track pant, and midi-length pleated skirts.

Pearls injected that quintessential sophistication that Lagerfeld knows so well—strewn across cutesy yet modern mini backpacks, flap satchels, and of-the-moment chokers.

Kelly Rowland, Hailey Baldwin, and Priyanka Chopra are just a smattering of the house’s global legion of fans. And they would look positively delightful in the assemblage’s array of red carpet-ready dresses. A yellow pleated frock would look ravishing against Rowland’s skin, while a sheer floral embroidered peplum blouse and skirt is right up Chopra’s alley.

Thoughts on the latest from Fendi?