Romantic, feminine, with flowing embellished and embroidered dresses and coats seemingly inspired by Asian trends and mixed with story book illustrations, the Fendi Couture FW16 Fall/Winter 2016 collection was ornate and delicate, and rather graphic as well. While I didn’t like the blue cape I loved the art nouveau illustrations on it.
**Warning- Graphic description: I am so against fur and don’t blog on it, but the graphic manipulation of it is notable…do not wear real fur- they skin the animals alive and leave them living in a bloody pile, screaming. I am not a fan of the fur coats and dresses- they were weird, bulky, not a cute silhouette. The taupe laser cut velvet and embellished lace dress was made heavy and overworked by the floral fur floral embellishment at the bottom.
Fendi has really been using fur and skins excessively, and I am truly appalled. Full fur shows and collections, phone cases, bags, hats, you name it.
The show got a little granny-esque after the furs…with tan and dusty rose floral prints and unflattering cuts. What in the hell was the black layer dress with fur embellishment? It seems less is more, and there were quite a few looks that were overworked and over designed: The jacket over a sheer floral embroidered skirt and pearlescent sequin and bug embellished shirt (they look similar to the bugs from the Chanel Couture collection, but more graphic) seemed so chic in comparison.
The graphic illustrations and artful embellishments were amazing…even if the cuts of the dresses weren’t. There was something reminiscent of Gaultier‘s graphic style mesh dresses with embellishments, only here seeming less consistent and not executed to the same level as JPG’s Soleil, or even Save the Queen, although it would have been had it been edited down.