July 09, 2007 New York
Short and sweetthat's Karl Lagerfeld's message for Fendi resort. Working in shades of brown, white, and black with jolts of electric hues, he did hip-skimming cover-ups, the briefest of shorts, and swingy trapeze dresses, many decorated with little extras like fluttery flounces or eye-catching pleats (courtesy of the house's innovative, high-tech ateliers). Of course, leather and accessories are what the girls love Fendi for, so there was no shortage of outerweara snug jacket with a kicky peplum was a stand-out. (Cuffed leather shorts, on the other hand, looked less convincing.) And there was a bag, or two, for every look. The strongest? A group in multicolor patent leather laser-cut for an effect that might be described as Mondrian crossed with a computer chip.
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