Fendi- WOMENSWEAR collection Autumn-Winter 2016/17 in Milan (with interview)

Inspiration: 2 main inspirations, playing with ruffles and waves on the clothing and the accessories + floral patterns inspired by a Japanese botanic book from the 18th century. + The presence of kigurumi, famous mascot performers from Japan invited to the front row of the show and who became "Fendi rumi" and also retranslated into charms sold just after the show.Silhouette: graphic shape softened with the trousers, sleevesFocus on: the coats in fur marquetryAccessories: clogs steeling idea of ruffles and thigh boots Colours: a dark palette with black and dark blue and touches of yellow or vibrant pink.Note: the mink embroideries and flowers embroidered on tulle + the fur scarf that wraps round the neck Interview from Karl Lagerfeld:It is about waves taken from a phonetical idea by Einstein; it’s not scientific but a phonetic idea.So to make the waves: cut it flat in a half moon like that, pull them straight and the external part forms like waves. It is very different to ruches which are for me an old romantic so these waves are something totally different. The botanical aspect is taken from 18th century Japanese documents, they sent me a book from there and I found it enchanting. And you know it's not leather, it’s intarsia, do not ask me how that is done, wow! But today there are such amazing machines to create the intarsias of jaquards or others. In the olden days, when you did a print, 12 colours was a lot! But nowadays, with computers we can do up to 120/150 colours isn’t that crazy! Music of the show, (donot reuse for more than 7 days after the show)

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