Fendi’s catwalk in Shanghai: “Karl taught us everything, even regarding fur”

Men’s fur coats combined with bags in the same material and nuance. Shiny leather shoes, boots in autumn colours or in fluorescent contrast. Twentieth century graphics which in some garments and accessories are transformed into a magnification of the logo. Fendi’s fashion show in Shanghai, the first co-ed for the brand of the LVMH group, it’s a celebration of elegance and recklessness. In front of an audience of 600 guests who came to the Powerlong Museum, Silvia Venturini Fendi (creative director for Men, Children and Women’s Accessories) was able to show the 100 looks prepared for Autumn-Winter 19/20. Talking to MFF, the designer recognised the right tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, for decades collaborator and creative engine of the brand: “What did he teach me? Everything” she admits. But there are three lessons, in particular, that Silvia Venturini Fendi received from her mentor, with whom she began collaborating in 1992. The first: “To always look for more. Karl was bored at a supersonic speed – she says – and one of the most important things for him was to create something that he himself had never seen. I learned from him to ask others, and myself, more and more”. The second: “To think outside the box – continues the designer -. He was able to turn a garment like fur into something completely different”. The last one: “If I have to choose a third teaching – concludes Silvia Venturini Fendi – I would say that Karl taught me to always look to the future”.

Photos from fendi.com



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