Fashion Show Highlights by Fendi – the Italian fashion house regularly makes headlines with its collections. These are always original, elegant and modern. The brand not only looks back on a long history, but also on an equally long list of fashion milestones, shaped by the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi. See the highlights of the fashion shows here and get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the brand.
Fendi – Innovation & Luxury fashionably combined
The Italian fashion label was founded in 1918 by husband and wife team Adele and Edoardo Fendi. Originally their fashion was limited to furs and hats, but later expanded to include clothing and other accessories. After the couple’s death, their five daughters Paola, Anna, France, Carla and Alda took over the company and hired German designer Karl Lagerfeld as the house’s creative director in 1965. The fashion brand had established itself as a luxury brand mainly due to Lagerfeld’s fur collection, which he presented at the fashion show “Haute Fourrure”. So that the brand could also achieve commercial success, the first ready-to-wear collection was launched shortly afterwards. Currently there is also a children’s collection called “Fendi Junior” and the furniture collection “Fendi Casa”.
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Rebellious fashion full of elegance & fashion statements
Fendi loves innovation, thrills and breaking the rules. Thus, the most diverse colors, materials and patterns are wildly combined with each other and thus set statements. Fendi also loves the modern woman who doesn’t put up with anything – neither in her professional nor in her private life and this is also reflected in the exciting collections of the Italian fashion label.
Casual women’s collection with modest prints & classic colors
For the women’s summer collection, the fashion house relied on lots of floral prints, white terrycloth and cotton. The collection was understated with classic cuts, wide woven pockets and muted colours. Highlights here were brown suede wrap dresses and floral mottled fur. It was also noticeable that there was not a single high heel during the show. “I want women to feel natural and good in these dresses,” Venturini Fendi said, emphasizing the practicality of the collection.
Corsetry & fancy fabrics as a symbol of female emancipation
The women’s collection 2020 resembled a fashion rebellion. Freeing oneself fashionably from the double standards that many women encounter in everyday life was the focus here. This was made clear by the ambiguity of the materials (something that is typical Fendi) and the almost identical dresses, which were similar in cut, but differed in the details almost as opposites as day and night. With wicked boudoir pieces and a pink padded catwalk, this fashion show was like one big thrill ride where you never really knew what was coming next.
High fashion fur coats and gold jumpsuits in Tokyo
The 50th anniversary fashion show was all about fur. Chinchilla, sable and mink – the royal class of furs and their innovative looks, which had been created over the past decades under Lagerfeld’s creative direction, were always the focus. As always, he and his team caused many a gasp on Front Row with the fashion brand’s illusionary jackets and coats. Innovative, enchanting and unexpected – Fendi, that is.
Homage to Karl Lagerfeld against an iconic backdrop
Fendi’s 2019 Haute Couture fashion show celebrated the legacy of the great Karl Lagerfeld, who had been the creative director of the Italian fashion empire for five decades. With his techniques and love for always pushing fashion boundaries, he had revolutionized fur and made Fendi the brand it is today. Of course, one of the top locations was booked for this special occasion: the Palatine Hill in Rome, overlooking the breathtaking Colosseum. Check out the fashion show extraordinaire here.
Innovative men’s collections that are ahead of their time
The Italian luxury label Fendi manages to revive almost forgotten classics of men’s fashion with every men’s collection. Silvia Fendi and her team always create the must-haves of tomorrow. The looks are modern and timeless at the same time; the accessories innovative and practical.
Classic creations with a progressive touch
Shortly before the fashion show, the creative direction of the house announced that they wanted to “work on the essential components of the classic wardrobe of a man of tomorrow”. This led to reinvented contours and silhouettes of coats, vests and jackets for this year’s winter collection. For example, the traditional cigar bag got new designs and AirPod and credit card pockets were added for the modern man. Check out the full fashion show here.
Creative fashion show in the name of illusion & utopia
The fashion label found inspiration for its summer 2017 collection in Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and Hockney. This was also reflected in the outfits: cabana coats, blue and brown striped jackets and fur that looked like terry at first glance. Finally, fleshy bags in signature Fendi colors rounded out the looks. See the entire fashion show here.
Innovative men’s collection with light and airy elements
Gloomy, artistic and secretive, the 2019 Fendi fashion show was the place to be. Models emerged from an arch decorated with illustrations by Nico Vascellari. For the men’s summer collection, the fashion label here relied on lots of linen, innovative leather blouses and sporty tracksuits. Must haves were trendy bucket hats and fanny packs. The collection was almost a little alchemical, but still remained commercial through the use of typical cuts and creations from the house of Fendis.
XXL fashion show in Shanghai: Women’s and men’s fashion together for the first time
Normally Silvia Venturini Fendi and her team prefer to present the women’s and men’s collections separately. This time, however, the Fendi team decided to present both collections on the same runway. The location could not have been better: The Powerlong Museum in Shanghai. Watch the whole fashion show here.
Behind the scenes of Fendi: Castings, Runway Shows & Interviews
What actually happens on the day of a fashion show? What criteria are used to select the models for the upcoming campaigns? And how is a collection of the Italian luxury label actually created? You can find out this and more here.
Backstage at a Fendi fashion show with Anna Wintour and Chiara Ferragni
In this exclusive video you can see what it’s like at a Fendi fashion show. See how the who-is-who of Hollywood takes a seat in the front row, the breathtaking backdrop in Rome is prepared and the models were cast and dressed in advance. Of course, the creative director of Fendi Silvia Venturini Fendi is always present.
15 things you didn’t know about fashion empire Fendi
What inspired the two founders of the brand Adele and Edoardo Fendi? Which US sitcom contributed significantly to the brand’s success? With which international fashion show did the luxury brand enter the history books? And who took over the company back when both founders died? These questions are answered here.