Fendi Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2011 Milan

There was something quite Saturday afternoon about this seasons Fendi woman. As the up-market pop out to the market just to get some bits, she throws on a fur coat over cashmere track pants. Or, browsing antique shops, she’s all comfy picking out furniture wearing woolly ribbed tights and slacks in autumnal colours. Saturday, ladies, is indeed the day of the week that we can truly own when it comes to choosing what to wear, who to be and how to spend our day? No rules, infinite variety.

There were apéritif options to take our lady onto the terrace of her favourite café or an opening (I wasn\'t a fan of any of the evening gowns) but it was the daywear that looked like it had received the most attention in terms of design. The front-buckled heels and the beguiling composition of paneling and pocketing on the jackets lifted the looks out of simple 70s homage and there was something vaguely Scandinavian in all of this. Was it the cloudy colours? Ah no, this collection was in fact inspired by Kurt Schwitters, the German surrealist painter and collage artist.

Next down the runway came a knee-length, part sheared, part shaggy, sheepskin coat with huge, orange, visor shades. Or a softer, military-esque jacket with hunting patches, high collar and maxi pockets that scooped in below the knee. Karl Lagerfeld and his designer Silvia Venturini had composed for lots of moods and entertainingly, for a brand that\'s known for practically rolling in fur, in this the season where fur is everywhere, Fendi used comparitively little.

With perfect eye-make-up and subtle, beautiful lips, this seasons Fendi woman is lightly nonchalant, confident, she’s not screaming for attention, not today, today is for strolling, laughing with friends, browsing those bookstores, flipping through Vogue…

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