A Roman empress takes the runway by storm in a dichotomy of exceptional materials and cloths, creating a powerful hybridity at the Fendi A/W 2012 show. An eccentric mosaic of pleated bustles, peplums, tailored coats, capes and cinched corset belts fashioned in an earthy color palette of greens navies, and neutrals were the intertextual mix produced by Silvia Fendi and digital mix master Karl Lagerfeld.
Trends spotted were big, colorful furs (some reminiscent of a tribal vibe), leather dresses and inserts, and a narrowly bound wasitline that creates a sophisticated, warrior princess.
The key piece was a multicolored fur coat with bold, bright yellow sleeves. This glamourous fur is meant for the brave and courageous, a woman who is not afraid to stand out and defy expectations. This coalescence of reptile skin leggings, fur capes, pleated skirts, large purses, and little booties is only for the sartorially daring like Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie – who are strong enough to portray delicacy and beauty in an asymmetrical fashion.
Written by: Kimberly Dreisinger