Kaiser Karl may have been all about “flou” and femininity at over at Chanel this season, but he’s crafted a collection of a thoroughly different sort for Fendi‘s Resort ’14.
In contrast to the softer, more genteel hand he employs over on the Rue Montaigne, the architectural rigor with which he approached paneled and printed separates for this Milanese luxury house was reminiscent of the craft-meets-contemporary-technology sensibilities of the Bauhaus School. Yes these ensembles were quite potent (not all of us can pull off such graphically structured head-toe-looks), but broken into separates, they yielded the sort of investment, statement pieces that–much like the brand’s legendary accessories and furs–Fendi ready-to-wear has become known for.
Standouts included a coordinated popover and reverse-foulard set in a geo-basketweave print and the most precisely paneled of lizard suits in a variated stripe (trend alert!) pattern. Bonus? Look out for the monster bags. Boo!