Runway Report: Fendi AW18

“I don’t believe in the past. And I don’t believe in the future. I just believe in six months. Six months. Who knows what will happen after that?” Karl Lagerfeld spoke to the appointing of a recently welcomed chairman an chief executive of Fendi, Serge Brunschwig. Alongside this shift, was a soft wind of a forward-momentum, breezing throughout the collection.

The Fall 2018 collection gave way to a collaboration with Fila. The retro sportswear brand merged the two logos, retooled on intarsia furs. Given the characteristic collaboration, the collection was anything but athletic-wear. Sweatshirts featured the File logo, created by Scottish artist, Hey Reilly, and was then re-appropriated by Fendi. 

Lagerfeld included an abundance of peppiness. Menswear plaids and checks set the tone, accompanied by rum-raisin, navy and olive tones.The silhouette was strict. Shoulders were square, alluding to the padded shoulders of the past. Sharp, knife pleating was featured amongst skirts and dresses, at times hidden under a more structured layer of wool.

The collection featured a series of contemporary sneakers, alongside contrasting Western boots. High tops and calf-skin low tops walked to collection, giving a nod to streetwear.

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