May 11, 2008
Clearly recognizing the importance of this ever-growing season, Fendi almost quadrupled the size of its resort offering for 2009. Still, Karl Lagerfeld and co. did so without losing an iota of sophistication. Wide-legged jeans and other items nodded to the seventies, butaside from a pair or two of Woodstock-worthy embroidered shorts with coordinating platformsthe collection deftly avoided hippie territory. Yachting references (a navy suspender-backed jumpsuit, for example) added to the sense of confident ease.