Friday, September 23, 2011

Fendi Spring/Summer 2012

As I mentioned yesterday, the Fendi show was spot on the fashion mark.


To me, the highlight of the collection was the beautiful dressmaker detailing in several of the dresses.  Pleats, texture play, and layering were utilized in combinations that kept the eye amused and the heart happy.


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  1. Valentine A

    September 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    What a gorgeous collection…

    Is it a clock behind? So I guess it’s Fendi time!


  2. Bohemian Style

    September 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I agree. Love the pleats.

  3. XĂŞnia Virginie

    September 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

  4. Yourallycat

    September 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I love the first look but the second one…meh. It kind of looks like she strapped a throw cushion to her chest but I love the shoes.

  5. The Tailored Two

    September 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Love Fendi. Knockout pieces!

  6. cecylia

    September 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    You’re so right about the details- the pleated little bib is super sweet!

  7. maria

    September 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    stunning! the details are what really make these looks

  8. awaytodress

    September 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I love the square p;eated piece with the pleating around it and the straps going around her arms and shoulders. The length of the dress is perfect. Not too long or too short.

  9. My Style Canvas

    September 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I love the cutout shoulders! Can’t wait to see more of this look.

  10. Name*

    September 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    double vision

  11. Queen of Mayhem

    September 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Simply stunning.

  12. monkeyshines

    September 24, 2011 at 12:02 am

    adore these pieces! love the cut!


  13. Next Century Sean

    September 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I love, Love, LOVE how Fendi is able to present designs that are so familiar and traditional in many ways, yet SO forward-thinking at the same time. Bravo again and again!

  14. lintmag

    September 24, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Hmmm….not really into this one either – and those bouffant ‘do’s are not helping. I do like the print ads though so maybe it will grow on me.

  15. Brigadeiro

    September 24, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I am loving cut -out shoulders, Fendi was brilliant!

  16. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    September 24, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Those are absolutely gorgeous and so new and unique. I’ve never seen anything like that!


  17. une chatte grise

    September 24, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Structured clothing… intriguing.
    Clothing that looks like a structure… maybe not.

  18. Momi

    September 24, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Dear Scott and G. if you are in Milan you could came in Turin just to get a look, is really interesting city and actually we have a great show about the history of fashion in Venaria Reale, think about it! It’ s only one hour from Milan! We are waiting you!

  19. B.

    September 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Really like the shoes on the second photo and the pleats . I’d love to see some more of this collection
    my life and outfits in Belgium

  20. cc

    September 24, 2011 at 2:37 am

    love love love the shoes in photo no. 2…..and the hairstyles…not to mention the clothes!!! xxxx

  21. Katarina Susa

    September 24, 2011 at 2:39 am

    You’re definitely right about all the details, and I love the way you presented the looks, although I wouldn’t go far and tell you it’s my favorite collection of the season. But innovative, yes.


  22. Emanuel I.

    September 24, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Lovelly shoes and cuts!

    Thank you!


  23. Van

    September 24, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Perhaps it is a gender thing but things you view as highlights, as a women I view as hinderances. All those pleats, tucks are just too much, they are not a part of the outfit, they are tacked on it. All of these are interesting constructions, but not attractive or wearable by most except perhaps the first. I don’t know whether you are a part of the fashion elite that you don’t think about how this will look on women who are not in the industry.

  24. The Photodiarist

    September 24, 2011 at 3:57 am

    The perforated shoes are blowing me away!! I love them.

  25. Archie

    September 24, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Nice garms but shame about the Bono shades!

  26. Charikleia

    September 24, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Interesting and wearable. But the shoes…, oh, the shoes!!!

  27. Dorothee

    September 24, 2011 at 4:07 am

    i love the first pic!

  28. Anais

    September 24, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Me like the post!!!!
    xxx AnaĂŻs xxxx

  29. Giada

    September 24, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I LOVE Fendi’s shoes and bags!! That’s perfection!


  30. Stjulienlepauvre

    September 24, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I very much like the fabrics, the soothing quality of the colors, the feminine puffy hair, the skirts…

  31. DSTONE Magazine

    September 24, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I adore everything about this fashion show!

  32. Fashionthroughtravel

    September 24, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I really liked this collection, although I was kind of sad that the beautiful color palette of the AW collection was completely gone…

  33. MstrdavidPOP

    September 24, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Fendi is just mesmerizing, the pastel color of the second and third photographs is amazing.


  34. Erica

    September 24, 2011 at 6:48 am

  35. songbird

    September 24, 2011 at 7:01 am

    the textures and patterns look great

  36. art deco engagement rings

    September 24, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I like the last two… I love the shoes!

  37. Blackwhitetaffy

    September 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I love the shoes. Not a fan of pleats, but I like the structured dress. very interesting and unique dresses. I want the shoes so nice!!


  38. Michelle

    September 24, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Love the first cut!

  39. Linda

    September 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

    loved the shoes … very wearable statement pieces

  40. duckie

    September 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

    interesting….. yes. flattering……maybe not so much. don’t get caught up in the details, these are not GOOD looks.

  41. ADJ

    September 24, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I am loving the dresses for the spring season but these are absolutely incredible! What a reinvention of dresses!

  42. Mr Kane

    September 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I sure agree with you!
    Amazing collection and the details are amazing! love the mix of prints on the first one!
    cool shoots by the way!


  43. Alice

    September 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Love love love! Fendi you’ve done it again.. amazing!

  44. read my lips

    September 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I like the yellow shoes :)


    September 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That first look is definitely one of my favorites from the Spring 2012 shows!

  46. BeautyNaturally

    September 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Great hair is sometimes the only accessory needed.

  47. Noisy Shoes

    September 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

    LOVE LOVE the first look, amaaazing!


  48. eva

    September 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

    love love love

  49. Ewa

    September 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I love this!

  50. that one

    September 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    great outfits, provided you have the figure of a 12 year old boy. for those of us with womanly figures and all their attendant bumps and curves, not so much.

  51. Marie

    September 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Wow ! I love new Fendi’s collection . Incredible ! I want the blue dresses, so gorgeous . I love all in this collection.

  52. April W.

    September 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I wonder, do you get to pick where you are seated at fashion shows? If not, what’s going on in your head while your figuring out lighting and the best backdrop for the models? You have an amazing eye for lighting, color, and use of focus. I don’t even study photography, but I must say you are brilliant.

    And yes I agree, I think it’s interesting particularly where they choose to put most of the texture. Love the line up.

  53. Marcel Da Chump

    September 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Makes my heart beat faster,

    like I’m breathing in the air

    of aristocratic punk.

  54. D

    September 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This is beautiful!

  55. Johnny

    September 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    The first look is insane! Loving every minute of the runway show @Fend though.
    It’s really Fendi time!


  56. thefashionguitar

    September 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    The retro 60′s feeling I get from the sunnies is just perfect!

    XO Charlotte

  57. enhanced diamonds

    September 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I just love Fendi!

  58. kamo

    September 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I liked this collection quite a bit. When I first saw the pictures, my immediate reaction was “Monica Vitti!!” and I felt quite validated when she was mentioned in the review :) She is one of my style icons.

  59. Meredith

    September 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The first dress is fascinating. So much to look at.

    - Meredith

  60. Holly

    September 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I love the styling, great photos- thanks for sharing!

  61. zma

    September 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Beautiful soft architecture

  62. Toni

    September 25, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I had a strong feeling colourful sunglasses would make a big return in 2012 :)

  63. jas

    September 25, 2011 at 1:27 am

  64. Nomadic D

    September 25, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Love the combination of prints in the first look!

  65. Aster

    September 25, 2011 at 5:52 am

    These to me minus the shoes ,bags,hair and glasses are not very thrilling. “Babies bibs” spring to mind. The great styling makes the look!

  66. diamonds for less

    September 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Love the last pair of shoes!

  67. reveres vermeer

    September 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm


  68. Jess A.

    September 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I love this collection because it’s back to Fendi basics! The way that Silvia Venturini can make such sculptural pieces seem soft and feminine is a true gift. And the mix of patterns and color in the first look? ….forget about it! It’s so soo amazing! How could you not feel beautiful in these pieces? They are all so…covetable! A+

  69. Leon

    September 26, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I’m sorry, but these are terrible. The verticle strips of fabric look like something made by kindergartners. The third picture looks like oven mitts sown on the dress. The dresses do not accentuate the figures at all, and look uncomfortable and difficult to wear and to care for. I don’t mean to be a contrarian, but it appears they have run out of good ideas.

  70. Ayurveda Ernährung

    September 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I very much like the fabrics, the soothing quality of the colors but especially the shoes.

  71. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I like the second one.I little bit 20′s but of our time.

  72. G.L.T

    September 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Beautiful clothing!

  73. Pri

    September 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Amazing! The shoes are fantastic, especially in the first picture.

  74. BSF

    September 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Loved the heels of the first picture!


    September 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Agree – the eye amused and the heart happy – love it. Plus real women can adapt & wear.

  76. SydneyRayne

    October 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I find something to be a little off about these. The layering looks more like bibs than anything innovative. More flow to the looks would have made me love them but as is they look like too many separate pieces. However, I do love the fabrics for the first garment. The second too, eh, not so much. They seem stiff and matronly and that, combined with the bib on the third one, is a rather odd combination. There were other looks in the collection I liked better.

  77. best ski holidays

    November 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I love the way you presented the looks, although I wouldn’t go far and tell you it’s my favorite collection of the season.

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