Showing just a few hours after the Italian powerhouse Max Mara in Milan, three takeaways can be made from Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 19 Fendi runway: A) Pockets were aplenty and this utilitarian functionality has never looked better, especially as a plastic rain slicker (Can we please pair this with Jeremy Scott’s Perspex rosé holder as seen last week in New York?). B) Fendi revived the Carrie Bradshaw favourite: the baguette bag. In several colours. C) Despite a trend in the industry towards no-fur, four appearances were made (Lagerfeld presses on with his argument he needs to support the craftspeople the label employs). Yes, while iconic fictional boss Miranda Priestly found florals in spring not-so-ground-breaking, perhaps fur in summer in 2018 would have sent her over the edge. We wonder what Anna Wintour, who was sitting front row, was thinking. Nicki Minaj sat across the runway, boomerang at the ready.
Just like the millennial pink walls, this show was for the millennials as spelt out by Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Adwoa Aboah and Gigi and Bella Hadid walking the show. See the highlights below: