At the spectacular Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld presented the first ever Fendi Haute Couture collection for Fall/Winter 2015. The 90 year old Italian luxury fashion house debuted its haute fourrure collection.
Celebrating 50 years at Fendi, Lagerfeld showcased a range of creations that primarily focused on coats and also included stoles and capes, with feather and floral appliques. Models also strutted the runway in trousers that came in gold leather and bore swirled, psychedelic prints.The gorgeous model line-up including the likes of Molly Blair, Aya Jones and Lineisy Montero filed out in front of an enormous surrealist print by Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico.Though PETA staged a protest outside the venue, under the roof of the venue at Avenue Montaigne a spectacle of 36 fur creations hit the runway in form of floor-length minks, multi-colored stoles, coats and textured capes in shades of brown, grey, cream and pink. Featuring feathers and floral appliques, the collection was a testament to the skill of Fendi’s ateliers.Staying true to his opinion, “For me, fur is Fendi and Fendi is fur,” Karl Lagerfeld admitted that the success of this collection rested on the shoulders of these artisans. The 81-year-old designer also added, “It’s not only the idea, it’s also the technique and finding the right people to do it, because there are not so many people left, and trained well enough. You cannot do this with amateurs.” Dazed Digital And Telegraph