Fur is Fendi. Fur is part of this Italian fashion house’s heritage and there was a lot of it in their autumn/winter 2013 collection: neon and striped, covering whole looks or used as neon lining to little booties and as accents to sunglasses and handbags. The models wore long French plaits and more fur twisted high on the head into a mohawk. There was that same punk spirit we’ve seen in New York and London this season but this time in neon shades – orange, pink, purple and magenta. And it wouldn’t be Fendi without a new bag on the block, this season it’s the Selleria collection.
Looking at Oscar de la Renta’s fall 2013 runway you could guess that John Galliano was in the house. Oscar still ruled though with his use of colour, the amazing detail and overall femininity. Some pieces in the collection did seem more like vintage ODLR. The 80-year-old will mark his 50th year of designing clothes in New York in 2013. Nothing last season came close to the wow factor of the two grand silk faille ball gowns in shocking pink and mulberry with intricate gold bullion embroidery that closed the show.
In a playful reference to how we communicate in today’s connected yet disconnected world, Lanvin Creative Director Alber Elbaz gives feedback on the brand’s new campaign via a Skype video call for their spring/summer video. The inspiration for the editorial came from Elbaz’s inability to actually be in New York City for the various shoots because of Hurricane Sandy. Lanvin continues to be a luxury fashion house with a mischievous sense of humour.