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Posted on September 20, 2013
Fendi Spring 2014 Collection
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Tags: Fendi, Milan Fashion Week, Runway, Spring 2014 Collections
I love a lot of this. I am a sucker for bold, graphic clothes.
“Clurbing on the Enterprise” : the unseen Tribble episode.
The use of sheer here feels purposeful and design driven. Its more about the layering and play of positive/negative space. It never feels like its trying too hard to be on-trend.
Though, the accessories that look like teacup dogs do bother me.
Well said! I found myself liking these sheers despite myself, and I think this is exactly why … These are playful, multi-dimensional, both chic and fun.
Agreed, totally, especially as a notorious sheer hater.
I couldn’t agree more. Form the first image I thought, “THIS is how you work sheer in a way that isn’t tawdry, tacky and ludicrously provocative.” Sure there are some false steps; there nearly always are in a collection. But the strong graphic qualities of the over layered sheers, and the blocked pieces on sheer backgrounds are stellar, and indicative of first rate skills in the work rooms.
Completely agree. Some of the sheer looks I think are better in concept than execution, but that has more to do with the stiffness of the fabric making some awkward lines here and there (e.g. #48 the white pleated skirt, or #s 23 & 24 the blue trousers) than with the sheerness itself. I usually forget about Fendi existing, but this may be my favorite Spring 2014 collection so far this year.
And while I don’t think the teacup dog clutches are attractive at all, I do admire the wit behind them.
How are the models even able to see the runway with those massive bangs (“Blind by Bangs” would also be a good band name)?
The collection is in I’ve seen worse territory.
I like this collection a lot. The fabrics are beautiful and and clever and in many cases they move gorgeously.
This is a new way of “layering”. Amazing collection! Ultra-chic & I loved it!
Well, I like it more than the Prada and the Gucci show? Interesting graphic ideas, plus great coats, some very attractive dresses, and it actually looks like spring/summer. Hate the fur-puff accessories, though.
I…I just…THE HAIR.
Hmmmm. Most of it reads “Unconventional Materials Challenge”. And not even the good pieces. The pieces made from curtains, table clothes, place mats and other non creative finds. I think lots of BKs will like it, but I’m not among you.
Clothes: intrigiung and fresh
Wigs: cheap and horrendous
Those wigs remind me of the time Phoebe cut Monica’s hair. The first two dresses were nice, and then I don’t know what happened. A lot of sloppy hairdresser’s smocks, and a couple nice dresses reminiscent of circuit boards hidden in the middle.
Spent most of my time looking at the models hair going “whyyyyyyyy?” ugh. totally distracting.
The clothes are pretty but the hair kills the overall.
What a beautiful way to play with sheer fabric. I love this. Wish there weren’t any granny panties, and I am tired of seeing panties through skirts, but despite that I think that most of these looks are truly beautiful. Love the layered colors and the way they were used to create opacity and transparency. Just gorgeous.
With the exception of a few layered dresses at the beginning that look like castoffs from the formalwear rack at Ross Dress for Less, I love all of this. TRON chic.
Distracting hair, ugly shoes, so so clothes. Tim Gunn would have talked him out of those wigs.
Model in short black windowpane dress looks like a young Molly Ringwald. This line is okay more artistic than practical.
OT: Is anyone else experiencing vanishing comments? I left one here a few minutes ago and it is gone. It has happened a couple of times recently, They haven’t been rule breaking comments, so I am hoping they weren’t deleted and it’s just a Disqus issue. I would be sad if I’ve peeved the Uncles in some way.
Yes, and when I try to repost it says you’ve already made that comment, but it’s gone.
Haven’t had the issue, but is it rude to ask what YBGS means? Is it something to do with archery?
YOU BETTER GET SOMEBODY!! (In honor of the new avatar)
Duh! I just figured it out before you answered me. Ima little slow today
That red mini is an eye-catcher for sure.
Now this is how you do sheers, or at least the first half of the collection. I don’t know about the second half. It seems a bit disjointed.
Can I now declare Sheer Overload for this season?
Even if this collection contains some of the most innovative use of it yet? Especially the coats and the use of super strong graphic designs.
So much to love here: the layered sheers at the top, the red Tron, the black cutout coat, the 3-piece blue combo and I’m not usually drawn to geometrics.
Love the last dress and the two short bright and shiny dresses in the middle… maybe some of the patchwork tanks and short skirts but the rest… expensive tissue paper nothings
Irrational love for this whole collection. Some as great looking fashion, some as great looking art.
it’s a pretty collection, but I think I’ve hit the wall on sheer clothing.
thank you. i am no where near a “sheer” kinda girl.
It took me several photos before I realized the ugly little dogs the models were carrying were actually purses… Quite a lot of gorgeous stuff here otherwise.
I love most of the first half of this collection — the layers of sheer-over-sheer that end up with something chic that is neither sheer nor solid, but a fluid and graceful way to play with color and form. I’m SO done with the visible panties (whether granny or not) under sheer, though. And some of the patterns remind me of that old fallout-shelter sign: clothing as radiation warning.
Yes — also M.C. Escher tesselations.
Some of those purses look like Aubrey Day’s maltipoo with dyed fur…
Is there a worldwide lining shortage, or something?
Coats coats coats coats coats
I like the futuristic pieces.
I LOVE the colorblocking and ombre effects. There are a lot of really lovely, really wearable pieces here, but then there are a few that are even unflattering to the model’s body.
And the wigs are just dumb.
If Besson makes a Fifth Element II Fendi should do the costumes instead of Gaultier.
Great pieces but not presented to the best effect.
my fav so far.
One of the best, most cohesive and beautiful collections of the season.
Love. Love,love,love. Love. Well, except the baggy granny panties with the belly button hanging out…that one I could do without.
If you’re going to chug an animal around in your bag, best make sure it’s alive.
What do you know, most of the footwear looks pretty wearable!
Yeah, the shoes are kinda fabulous.
Oh wow! I love this. Really love it. I pray to the trickle down fairies. Just a little color, layering and lightness please. Seriously though, this is lovely and new and modern.
hah! oh yes, we need trickle down fairies to bring this to our affordable (in THIS life, please!) stores…
If we have to have all this sheer stuff, at least the ombre layering is an insightful way to make use of its natural properties. But I still don’t like much of it.
I love the fabrics, but am less enamored of what was done with them.
Very nice collection, although I can’t support the Tribbles/”dogs”
Oooh, I really love a lot of this. Except for the stuff that features the granny panties, of course. I love the juxtaposition of the hardware circuitry shapes with the ethereal fabric, it’s like the dresses are a visual representation of the mind/body dichotomy: dreams and the brains that create them.
…What? It’s Friday, I’m exhausted, and on beer #2.
I love the colors! I like the geometric detailing and *some* of the shapes, especially as the collection goes along. The more shapeless ones won’t flatter many except the size zeros of the world.
I keep thinking they’re carrying cats down the runway.
Exactly what I was thinking. Then I realized they were handbags (or something).
a couple of lovey pieces, a couple of overworked ones.
There are some cute pieces here, but this sheer trend cannot go away too soon.
Love Love Love. Cute how they hold their bugs close and with the fur it looks just like a celebrity carrying her accessory dog. 1 bag looks just like a pekingese.
Was it bad wigs year at the multiple fashion weeks this season? Other than the horrific head styling, I almost universally love this collection, with the way it combines softness and structure.
Very pretty shapes and patterns, especially if I imagine the more sheer ones lined.
LOVING all of the patterns, but even moreso the TEXTURES. Favorite piece would have to be the short, red, circuit-board dress. The model seems to love it to…and that killer bag she’s rocking! Must be the new “it” bag for the season, I’m guessing.
Was Indian Mother Craft (last season PR) called in to help with some of these fabric treatments? I really appreciate many of these looks, though they look like they would self-destruct in about 30 minutes (and sitting in them is clearly a no-no).
It gets a little “Tron” around the middle, but there are some great pieces here — especially in the first dozen or so (that black coat rocks). Agree with other comments that THIS is how you do sheer (though can we be done now please?)
Also: I think if the bag you design pulls the eye so much that it upstages the dress you designed IN YOUR OWN SHOW then something is amiss.