Last Karl Lagerfeld's Fendi Collection is Loaded with Sunglasses

21 February 2019

Karl Lagerfeld's final Fendi collection
was presented today in Milan. Ready-to-wear Autumn-Winter 2019 collection opened up with a huge banner with Karl's handwriting Love KL, and a handwritten caligraphic F (for Fendi logo) was engraved into the catwalk carpet. The mood was somber, but everyone tried to maintain their composure and turn the show off more of a celebration of his life and career. Silvia Venturini Fendi came out for a bow for the first time by herself. 

The collection is stunning as expected. Each model's outfit was multi-layered with several types of fabric from sheer, to solid cotton to leather. Perhaps, as a final farewell, Karl omitted natural fur which even prompted PETA to issue a condolence statement to his family. Karl Lagerfeld loved to layer his outfits, but as a true professional he always made them look cohesive and not overloaded. The color tone and color combination is key. This time yellows, beiges, and greens dominated the black and white. 

And this time, to our pleasure, sunglasses were worn by some dozen models. As the '60s and 70's style continues to resonate with current fashion trends, sunglasses are oversized with the semi-transparent lens. Modern sunglasses by Fendi, however, unlike those worn by your grandma, have a solid colored lens with a bit of translucent glow. 2019 Fendi sunglasses look modern and very fashionable.

Karl wanted everyone to embrace fashion as a living art form that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Fashion is the most practical and most used art form. There are no boundaries and there is always room for a good taste.

Farewell Karl!