Fresh off the tremendous success of this summer’s Fendi couture show in Rome—when Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi made models walk on water across the Trevi Fountain—the pair came back to Milan with another quirkily beautiful ready-to-wear collection. Its makings sound like an unlikely mix: utilitarian stripes and sporty knitted sock booties on the one hand, grand baroque brocades and lingerie silks on the other. But it was all deftly tied together with a result that came through as calm and curiously creative at the same time. As Lagerfeld ribbon-tied aprons of elaborate gilded fabric over gathered pants; applied leather flower embroidery onto a khaki jacket and a trenchcoat; and segued from a take on this season’s sheer floral-print dress to apricot ’20s-style silk lingerie-like pieces with cut-out butterflies on their bodices. If there’s one accessory Parlour X has been accustomed to upgrading come SS17, it’s our handbags, a fresh piece in which to stash your most precious belongings – cell phone, car keys, or smart new technology. Cue Fendi’s dark blue/ecru ribbon Dotcom bag, which exudes contemporary elegance. This bag means business with its flawless design. It is crafted in Italy from supple calf leather, and elevated with silver hardware, also including ribbon detailing. Unzip it to reveal two internal compartments. Carry it to temper on of the brand’s vibrantly printed skirts. During the shows in Paris is past season, a petite bag was spotted dangling from the delicately polished garment of one of the fashion elite – Vogue’s editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo. The purse? Fendi’s SS17 Kan 1 mini canvas cross-body bag, in a rich shade of navy blue with accents or cream, the Kan 1 mini bag also comes in Black leather. Scalloped-edge details run throughout Fendi’s collection as shown by the Kan 1 cross-body bags. They’re masterfully crafted with contrasting edges and open up to a duo-compartment accordion silhouette. Sleek finished include the adjustable silver chain shoulder strap and the label’s stud fastening. Watch it both bring instant glamour to a romantic evening edit or a European getaway. Ramp up your handbag game with a brand-new strap – within the fashion industry, undoubtedly the statement of personalization, particularly for handbags was the must-have trend. This theme has continued right into the new SS17 collection of Fendi with the multicolored ribbon shoulder strap, a striking piece. It is expertly crafted in Italy from antique cream and ardesia, with the use of tone flips to transform any of the house’s signature totes – a Kan 1 or Dotcom would be especially chic.
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