It seems that Karl Lagerfeld is currently a little bit enamoured with futuristic fashion, but while his AW17 collection for Chanel was laden with space inspired pieces (and who can forget that incredible set?), he approaches the theme with a lighter hand for Fendi’s SS18 contribution. In doing so, triangles and chevrons became his weapon of choice when it came to evoking futuristic sentiment throughout the collection. Cut-outs, necklines and prints all took on the triangular motif, offering a fresh perspective on the so often clichéd theme of futurism.
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Legendary hairstylist Sam McKnight exercised his talents on runway royalty for the show, transforming the likes Bella Hadid, Adwoa Aboah and catwalk ingénue Kaia Gerber into aquatic, futuristic heroines. Rich tones of deep sea greens and blues swept across models’ foreheads with a blunt edge, providing a surprising yet complimentary addition to the silhouettes that were seen sauntering down the runway.
Delicate organza and chiffon served as a soft counterbalance to a collection filled predominantly with strong graphics and tailoring, often offering a risqué glimpse of the models’ underwear. In this domain, unexpected pairings reigned supreme: a powerful pencil skirt took on new life when paired with a sheer T-shirt layered with a triangle bra, and checked patterns blurred under the drape of a nude sequin skirt. Injecting a softer mode of femininity into the collection without compromising the overall theme’s integrity, Karl’s use of the see-through aesthetic was meticulously modern.