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. Coming straight from the SS17 runway and into Parlour X, the silver and pink Fendi floral fill coupe ankle length skirt is the perfect example of the Italian fashion houses contemporary femininity. Cut to ankle length, featuring a full silhouette and woven with an array of pink floral motifs. Turn to the industries must fashionable, such as, Olivia Palermo, Louise Roe, Whitney Port, Elle Macpherson and style it with a tucked-in blouse and heeled boots for the most ladylike take. This SS17 season must-have is one, which Vogue says is the skirt du jour and thanks to celebrities like Alexa Chung and Miranda Kerr. The pick is Fendi’s Apron skirt – artfully crafted with jacquard design. It features a shape, which holds the voluminous fathered silhouette perfectly and is finished with an open back – the complete style statement. Tuck in a tie-neck blouse, and finish with velvet lace-up pumps for an elegant evening look to make either the Pandora pink/gold or gold colour ways really POP. Another skirt on this SS17 must-have radar is the Fendi Boudoir skirt – featuring a softly sprayed floral boudoir jacquard print in the colour way Clio. It’s cut from lightweight silk-chiffon to an ankle-skimming silhouette, and finished with a fixed waistband for total comfort and class. Keep the mood light with the brand’s long-sleeved floral boudoir jacquard blouse and leather slides. Stamps are back – fashion stamps, the fashion industry’s relationship with logos, branding and monogramming are back in a BIG way and Fendi’s logo-emblazoned medea/maya – navy/beige long-sleeved sweatshirt is designed with crew neck and a boxy silhouette as well as detailing ribbed features on both the neckline and cuffs. Wear it with the label’s trousers or full skirts to showcase the perfect day-to-evening look. Take the right step into the SS17 collection, with the chicest footwear trend that has Fendi top of the pack. The chic nero/bianco sock boots are fresh from Fendi’s SS17 runway. They stretch to a second-skin fit that secures with tonal laces, and are detailed with intricate embroidery and trims. Show them off with wide-leg trousers. Alternatively, opt for a more ornate take on classic runners, with Fendi’s sock sneakers. The Lurex sock sneaker is shaped with skin-like wear and features adorned tonal lace detailing. Show them off with streamlined, kick-flare trousers for the perfect weekend or off-duty ensemble. 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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