September 18 saw a decadent and polished look for S/S 15 from Italian fashion house, Fendi. According to creative director, Karl Lagerfeld a minimal colour palette with one stand-out pastel tone is where it’s at for the summer months of 2015.
Cara Delevingne, with popping blue eye-shadow and low-key hair, introduced the show in a jet-black, sleeveless shift dress complete with a dusty blue floral print and low-cut back for added appeal. The contrast came in bright white strappy heels complete with a tiny travel-size leather bag in indigo. Mini-skirts, A-line skirts and trouser suits were awash with the floral patterns, perfect for a day or night look followed Cara down the catwalk.
Monochrome and grey tonal fringing came next, reminiscent of Gucci’s cowboy style for S/S 15. Think standard shirt collars and boxy boyish shapes on loose-fitting garments. However, Lagerfeld picked up the girly edge again with an abstract brown and blue print on an 80s inspired cut-out dress with a flared hem.
Fashion newbie Kendall Jenner broke the monochrome tones in brown trousers complete with a rather abstract cream shirt with splashes of orange and purple.
For me, the real stand-out piece came in a dashing of salmon pinks and feathery textures. A beautiful, almost outlandish, 60s white-collared mini dress also made an appearance, the look was almost swan-like; perhaps tacky to some, but I found the look elegant as it glided down the runway.
The show finale was full of feathers in pretty pastels, space greys and blacks that looked perfect for an Italian summer night of glamour. Lagerfeld has given us a strong variety of 20th century prints, textures and shapes for S/S 15. The question is: which will we be sporting for the summer months ahead?