As someone who both loves Fendi bags and dislikes ruffles, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi have me in a bit of a bind for Fall 2016. Ruffles and waves were the entire basis of the collection, from the furs down to the sold-separately bag straps, almost as if a scientist had tipped Karl off a little early on the gravitational waves discovery of a couple weeks ago.
Lagerfeld conspiracy theories aside, three-dimensional leather ruffles or stitched waves play a prominent role on almost all the leather goods the brand presented on its runway, while the bags themselves were all shapes the brand's customers know and love. (The Peekaboo played most prominently, tacking yet another season onto its improbable-but-welcome revival.)
Check out all the runway bags below. It's not my favorite Fendi collection of the past few years, but the brand's willingness to find new methods of adornment and variation is always worth celebrating.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]