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July 28 2014

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101 posts tagged "Fendi"

Tim Blanks Remembers Fendi’s Fall ’91 Hippies in Fur Collection

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Fendi's Hippies in Fur

If anyone could make “hippies in fur” look chic, it’s Karl Lagerfeld. In today’s Throwback Thursdays video, Tim Blanks looks back on Fendi’s Fall ’91 show, in which Lagerfeld presented an irreverent, ultra-luxe homage to the 1960s Haight-Ashbury scene. Iconic models like Linda Evangelista were decked out in reversible fur coats, miles of fringe, bucket hats, and beads. Consider it a glamorous alternative to festival style.

Looking at Fendi past and present, Blanks explains how fashion history has unfolded—the technology, the craftsmanship, and the constant nod to the future. As for the bona fide hippies who protested Fendi’s penchant for fur? The Kaiser put it simply: “As long as people eat meat and wear leather shoes, we shouldn’t discuss that subject.” Watch the full video here, and check back next week to see Tim’s latest look into the archives.

A Karl Lagerfeld Barbie Doll Is Happening

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Karl Lagerfeld BarbieFendi’s Karlito is about to get a new (though not as furry) friend. WWD reports that as part of its Barbie Collector series, Mattel has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld—arguably the most-buzzed-about designer in the biz—to create a limited-edition doll. This pretty much keeps Karl in his natural habitat—that is, surrounded by a bevy of leggy beauties. We can only wonder if Barbie Karl will be accompanied by a Mattel iteration of Choupette? Or perhaps a St. Tropez vacation villa in lieu of Barbie’s Malibu Beach House? What we do know is that the Chanel-certified doll, which hits stores this Fall, will keep to Karl’s iconic aesthetic—fingerless gloves and powder-white ponytail included.

Photo: via WWD

EXCLUSIVE: Peep the Concept Behind Fendi’s Soho Pop-Up

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As if we didn’t have dangerous shopping temptations in Soho, Fendi is adding to the retail Garden of Eden with #FENDISOHO, a new temporary shop that really pops. Open now, the concept store, located at 122 Greene Street, will run for six months, each of which will have a different theme. And of course, given this is Fendi, the store’s design is a playful take on the Soho spirit. A grand chandelier crafted from lightbulbs will illuminate the natural brick space, and merchandise will be displayed in ultrachic vending machines with splashy neon signs. Furthermore, there will be a gaggle of one-of-a-kind designs on offer. “#FENDISOHO provides a unique opportunity to present our creations in an intimate setting, highlighting the details and craftsmanship of each Fendi product,” Silvia Venturini Fendi told Style.com. “The dedicated area for one-of-a-kind items makes #FENDISOHO an exciting shopping experience in one of my favorite neighborhoods in the world.”

In order to give you a better taste of Fendi’s new fantasyland, we bring you a short film (the first in a series of three) that demonstrates the mood of the shop. Cleverly, it’s based around the concept of a pop-up book. (Get it? Because it’s a pop-up shop!) Watch Fendi’s new flick above, and don’t forget to drop by the store, which is now open.

#FENDISOHO is now open at 122 Greene Street, New York, NY

The 15 Stylish Looks You Loved This Week

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071114_Look_Of_The_Day_Roundup_BLOG[3]This week, our collective conscience (and inbox) was overwhelmed by Paris couture. Between star-studded parties; hundreds of street-style pics; and, of course, the runway shows themselves, you could say we were a bit preoccupied. Our popular Look of the Day polls revealed everything we’re loving about the new collections, from the accessory you can wear now to the dresses destined for the red carpet. On Tuesday, for example, we took note of a couture mini trend: head scarves. At Giambattista Valli, models sported white bow-tied sashes that could surely help us all beat the heat this summer. The feminine, retro look was No. 1 in your book. First runner-up Marco Zanini also opted for head scarves at Schiaparelli, enlisting milliner Stephen Jones to design a luxe do-rag. On Wednesday, we took note of the stylish mommies-to-be spotted at couture, namely Ashleigh Good’s much-buzzed-about closing look at Chanel. It took first place by a landslide. What were we coveting on Thursday? Fendi’s new Karlito buggie, of course. It debuted on the Fall ’14 runways and has quickly become the fashion set’s favorite party prop—Alexandra Richards (above) gave the furry bauble a kiss on Tuesday at Fendi’s party. The Kaiser himself was even spotted carrying Karlito through the streets of Paris.

Click here to see what else was on our minds this week, plus all of the winning looks.

From Beach To Street, Swimsuits Make the Ready-to-Wear Crossover

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Now TrendingThe lines between swim and ready-to-wear are blurrier than ever these days. This season, we’ve witnessed tastemakers replacing still-happening crop tops with functional yet stylish suits meant to be worn at the beach and off of it. Swapping out your underwear for your bikini isn’t necessarily new—particularly if you’ve ever been a few days behind on laundry—but designers are now emphasizing underpinnings as a key part of the total look. Resort found the likes of Rosetta Getty and Fendi’s Karl Lagerfeld layering triangle tops under silk shirtdresses and mesh vests, while high-waisted briefs turned up at Louis Vuitton, Mary Katrantzou, and Agnona. Sporty bandeaus, meanwhile, proved to be popular among the likes of Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, and Preen.

Here, a slideshow of swimsuits making the ready-to-wear crossover.