Amidst the mascara melting heat wave of Paris, the Italian fashion House, Fendi, held its very first couture collection in the 90-year’s history, labeled “haute fourrere” at the Paris Couture Week.
Pushing the boundaries of creativity and design, this 36-look collection showcased the most extravagant display of fur the world has seen so far. Varying from flamboyant stoles, floor-length minks, textured capes and intarsia coats it also included a dash of feathers and florals for a little extra piquancy.
Known for his signature snow-white ponytail for several decades, Karl Lagerfeld never fails to surprise the fashion industry with his eccentric taste by the amalgamation of the idea and the technique. Celebrating Karl Lagerfeld’s 50 years with Fendi, this fur collection was highly controversial yet quite popular. Considering the five-figure price tag on each of these exquisite pieces, it is highly doubtful how this spendthrift consumer is shaken by animal welfare organization’s gruesome signage and aggressive protests.
Fendi is known for its luxe fur in the ready to wear collection every season including the accessories like the mini Karlito that stands out as a synonym for a brand logo. Not only did it celebrate its first Haute couture show but also published a box-bound Steidl tome, ‘Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld’, a chockfull of his colourful sketches. This milestone is however capped by him being the first and the only designer [so far] to have staged two high fashion shows in one week.
That’s a tough benchmark to beat, we’d say, but hey, you never know who’s listening.