Milan Fashion Week

Fendi's sumptuous Milan autumn-winter show has fans drooling

Suede and leather creations and bird of paradise bags, presented by models including Doutzen Kroes and Kendall Jenner, wow fashionistas

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 February, 2015, 12:15pm
UPDATED : Friday, 27 February, 2015, 12:15pm

Like a luxurious chocolate pudding, the Fendi autumn/winter 2015 show left Italy’s fashion world drooling with its sumptuous suede and leather creations and bird of paradise bags.

The Roman fashion house under creative director Karl Lagerfeld - present in his trademark dark glasses - upheld its reputation for multi-fabric outfits, with patchwork and leather panels stitched loosely onto tunics and dresses.

First up was a selection of white and cream ensembles, led by Victoria’s Secret beauty Doutzen Kroes in a beautifully tailored high-waisted loose coat, after which the catwalk gave way to earthy tones dominated by browns, reds, camel and brick.

Sleeveless tunics in suede were paired with velvet elbow-length gloves trimmed with fur - a Fendi staple - while simple, high-necked dresses with a masculine cut were softened by box handbags sporting feather-like adornments.

Black ermazine shifts were given large leather panel sides, tacked on lightly and freely moving, or paired with leather smocks suggestive of female gladiators - matched with brown and black ankle boots with diamond heels.

While Gucci’s new director, Alessandro Michele, plumped for furry slippers in his debut womenswear collection on Wednesday - raising a number of eyebrows on the catwalk’s the front row - Lagerfeld opted for sleeker fur boots.

 Die-hard Fendi girls will no longer have to put up with catching cold as the price for looking good, for the collection included duvet-style jackets, with vast fur collars and even a brown and white patchwork dress in quilting.

 And for the very brave, there was an oversize beanbag dress and coat - but ordinary mortals beware, you may end up looking rather like Humpty Dumpty.