I suppose it is best to start the week with a disappointment. That way there is no where to go but up, right? Well I’ve been looking forward to the Fendi show for quite some time as Silvia Venturini Fendi is such an amazing talent.The collection for fall 2010 was a good solid collection but it was not fabulous. In fact it was a big let down and a similar feeling to what we experienced at Ralph Lauren in New York. So, as there was nothing great ,yet nothing bad, on the catwalk at Fendi I will merely leave you with the few images above to review yourself so that you may form your own opinions.
When I was growing up my mom told me certain prints should never be mixed together…and I am almost certain this combination of tartan and animal print would have been on that list! So I stayed away from the combo entirely. Now I wish I had been a print mixing rebel. Seeing these two thrown together on the catwalk of Just Cavalli was like taking a sip of champagne for the first time….one sip of the bubbly stuff and you wonder how you ever drank wine coolers as a teenager! Cavalli gave us looks for both ladies and punks…and we’d wear both looks proudly!
D&G….I don’t know where to start. I’ve tried to put my notes into paragraphs and in the end I am afraid I just have to give up as I think the best way to show you my absolute love for this collection is to give you the notes straight. So here is, word for word, what I wrote while watching the runway:
#1 Officially Heidi has grown up, left grandfather on the mountain and moved to Milan…this is her collection!
I’m in Fair Isle heaven here.
Ski Bunny Chic lives on!
Heavy cabled sweaters with swinging silk skirts, genius boys!
Fur trimmed sweater coats, yes please!
Bare shoulders with heavy scarfs…a stroke of genius.
Cableknit corsets, where does the queue form?
A Mini skirt made entirely of fur…dear god.
This is the best show yet from D&G.
I mean every word! Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, I just fell in love with you all over again!