With her creativity, Silvia Venturini Fendi continued the legend of Fendi with the Resort 2020 collection, the first since Karl Lagerfeld’s passing.
text: Michelle Siu
芬迪推出的皮草成衣系列是其最著名標誌，開創了高尚時裝風潮，而芬迪的皮具產品同樣是不少人的摯愛。今年較早之前芬迪重新推出優雅又摩登的Baguette包，相信會上架一段時間，時尚人士必定不能錯過。在2020度假系列，Baguette包以有浮雕標誌的皮革展示，並呈現豐富多彩的異國情調。這種異國風情同樣出現於芬迪的經典手袋系列，例如Mini Peekaboo和Peekaboo x-Lite。
The fashion industry has lost one of its most legendary and prolific talents, Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of Chanel, Fendi and KarlLagerfeld, whose passed away in Paris this February. Resort 2020 is the first Fendi collection designed without the late Karl Lagerfeld’s guidance, presented by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the third-generation Fendi designer and creative director of accessories and menswear, who was responsible for the creation of the iconic Baguette bag.
People in the fashion industry are all curious,“after Karl Lagerfeld, what’s next for Fendi?” The Fendi Resort 2020 collection proves that the transition has been seamlessly secured by Silvia Venturini Fendi, which retains Fendi’s traditional elements with the creative input. She pays homage to John Cassavetes’s ’80s thriller “Gloria”, in which the female protagonist had a fearless and sexy character, with a provocative look, classy but seductive. References were made in the bourgeois trench coats and sharp-shouldered blazers. For the collection, a series of soft tailored suits with sharp-cut blazers crafted in lightweight, feminine fabrics paired with matching trapeze midi skirts,the sexy high slits on the sides revealing bare legs and high-heeled leather boots. Stamped patent leather in flame red added a frisson of audacity to a classic trenchcoat, as well as with high-waisted pants with deep pleats injected with a mannish feel. Leather was also the fabric of choice for ’80s-inspired collection. The logo was played subtly but consistently throughout the collection: the famous Karligraphy theme, together with the double FF and the Pequin, paying tribute to the legendary master Karl Lagerfeld.
Fendi’s heritage began as a family-run fur atelier, besides the iconic fur collection, its leather products are also loved by many people. Fendi re-released the Baguette Bag earlier this year. For Resort 2020, the Baguette is shown in embossed logo leather as well as updated versions in lush, colorful exotics. Exotics were also at play on Fendi classics such as the Mini Peekaboo and the Peekaboo x-Lite. With Silvia Venturini Fendi’s solo debut, this collection also featured some new handbag designs such as a top handle bucket bag with a long chain closure.
All in all, the Fendi Resort 2020 collection shows that a legacy that has smoothly passed into the hands of Silvia Venturini Fendi. The fashion industry looks forward to her future Fendi creation.