The founding family may have built this empire on fur, but today’s Fendi Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection put the focus on leather, cutting the skin into bloomers, playsuits, and outerwear. Notably, blouses featured extra-large balloon sleeves and high necks. The palette focused on the colors coral, black, and army green. Looks and accessories also featured leather flower embellishments.
Founders: Adele and Edoardo Fendi
Designer: Karl Lagerfeld
Year Established: 1925
Spring 2016 Inspiration: A modern-day Little Bo Peep—the heroine of a popular English nursery rhyme.
Star Pieces: The snakeskin overcoat and the cobalt blue ripple-print, high-neck chiffon dress.
The Middle Eastern Sale: The collection featured a plethora of modest cut blouses in luxurious skins featuring balloon sleeves that reminded of Princess Diana’s wedding dress—for the nostalgic romantic.