91 posts tagged "Fendi"
The party to beat in Paris was Fendi O’, where Duran Duran—resurgent, and with an eagerly anticipated, Mark Ronson-produced album in the offing—played a host of favorite hits and a new standard (their cover of Bowie’s “Boys Keep Swinging”) for the crowd.
Missed the bash? Lucky for you, we’ve got the videos. Here for your afternoon entertainment are Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor, with “Boys Keep Swinging” and (because how could we not?) “Hungry Like the Wolf.”
Brilliant color has been one of the major runway stories of Spring ’11 so far, and not only in apparel. Accessories are turning up in vivid shades, too. In particular, we’ve noticed a preference for green at the Milan shows to date, ranging from a dark teal all the way to apple. We’ve arranged them across the spectrum here, with bags from (left to right) Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Prada, Jil Sander, and Bottega Veneta, above. But to really appreciate them, you need to click the image above for a larger version—in living color, as it were.
One of the highlights of a Fendi show is always the accessories, and Silvia Venturini Fendi’s bags for her family’s house are deservedly adored. But don’t miss the jewelry this season—if you ask us, it’s the must-buy from Lagerfeld and Fendi’s strong new collection. All the action is on the wrist this time around, with oversized, chain-link bracelets piling on top of colorful, graphic watches, and F-clasp enamel bangles. Blink and you might’ve missed them as they sped down the runway-which reason enough to give a close look through all of our runway details. Click here to see close-ups of the Fendi jewelry, bags, and shoes, and click the details tab here for all of the Spring 2011 detail shots we’ve run so far.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Where menswear is concerned, that’s custom, thanks to the Eternal City’s long tradition of tailoring finesse. And though the bespoke business is faltering a bit, there are still expert practitioners to be found. The best place to start looking: the new, Fendi-sponsored guidebook A Tailor-Made Guidebook ROME.
Written by Andrea Spezzigu and Pascal Gautrand—the first fashion resident of the French Academy at Rome’s Villa Médicis—the guidebook points out 239 establishments for custom menswear, everything from tailoring to glasses, scents to watches, even ecclesiastical frocks. (You never know.) Gautrand, during his time at the Villa, dedicated himself to exploring the intricacies and nuances of Rome’s sartorie, or shirtmakers. He sent a photograph of a shirt he picked up at Zara to 30 of them and commissioned copies. The diverse gallery show of his results suggests even a mass-produced basic can take on endless variations when interpreted by an individual. “Bespoke clothing is a meeting of the minds,” Gautrand explains. “It’s a combination of the customer’s identity and the experience and savoir faire of the artisan. Rome is rich with hand-tailoring establishments, and it’s still possible to have a shirt made here for €50, but many of them are closing.” Fendi menswear creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi agrees: She wrote the guide’s foreword and plans to follow up with a women’s edition and tailor-made guides to other cities.
Equally tailor-made: the handmade call-to-arms that Gautrand and Fendi launched during Rome’s recent Altaroma couture week (pictured). (Silvia Fendi is the incoming president of Altaroma.) A patchwork banner covering the Palazzo Fendi was created from 6,300 fabric “pixels” cut from donated shirts, assembled by students of Rome’s Accademia di Costume e di Moda.