MILAN--"FENDI is the burning summer of passion" the line sheet read for Fendi's Spring/Summer 2011 show. To that effect, the set looked like paper that had been burned, the soundtrack was essentially a woman panting set to a beat, a burnt pattern ran across the hem of several pieces, and billowy geometric cut lantern sleeves on dresses on tunic tops dominated the runway.
Karl Lagerfeld's collection for Fendi was gorgeous and sultry and the women who wear these pieces will bring boys to their knees. Though it wasn't an in-your-face kind of sexy (which is usually the best kind). Despite the whole "burning summer of passion" note dresses weren't skin tight, and skirts were not short, but they were suggestive. Tulip skirts were wrapped with a small slit at the front. Long belted dresses with drawstring boat necks and strapless peasant tops emphasized the collar bone. Colors were rich and saturated: There were deep purples, periwinkle blues, orange-y reds and dark khaki set against optical dot prints.
In short, this is how I'll be aspiring to dress next summer.