#MFW: Fendi Fall/Winter 2013 Runway and BAGS review
26 February 2013

#MFW: Fendi Fall/Winter 2013 Runway and BAGS review

Fendi’s rectangular FF logo is back in a BIG way for Fall/Winter 2013. Not only was the bold monogram featured on the Runway show invite at Milan Fashion Week, but the walls of the show space were completely covered in the monogram. Just like last season, the Fendi venue came out on top with the longest runway, and guests were given Karl Lagerfeld’s original design sketches for Fendi.

Fendi’s Fall/Winter 2013 runway set

Soon after, the lights dimmed and we saw the 3-dimensional FF logos popping up from the floor at the start of the catwalk to create a monogrammed backdrop. Once that was in place, models emerged one at a time from the door behind the House’s logos walking around them, before beginning their catwalk strut.

As soon as the first few models stepped onto the runway, it became apparent that they were all going to have the same hairdos – braided hair, with a grey mohawk, which I later discovered,  and found rather disturbing, were all made of fox fur – which came of as part-punkster and yet sort of Native American Mohican-esque at the same time (see photo below). Stripes ruled, and so did fur. LOTS of it. In the words of Karlmeister, “Fur is Fendi” and boy did he assert this statement throughout the show because even the sunglasses had fur on them!


Hairspriation at Fendi’s FW13 Runway show

As for the bags, it was a mix of old and new silhouettes…

2Jours and Peekaboo

The Verdict: Apart from the Peekaboo and 2Jours, 2 new silhouettes was introduced – one a hobo bag and another, a top handle frame bag. For evening, there’s a portfolio sort of clutch with beaded details But regardless of whether for evening or day, all of the bags had one thing they in common: a furball-looking kinda charm with a colourful face dangling from them, which truth be told, is rather creepy-looking. In fact, I initially thought that the charm was something that was modelled after a tribal African shaman with a painted face, similar to Rafiki from Disney’s Lion King. It was only later that we found out, were supposed to be owls. Hm, I much prefer Fendi’s graphic Spring/Summer 2013 collection over this one.

Images via Style.com