When a collection is designed by Karl Lagerfeld, you can always count on abundance. Minimalism has gone through periods of favor during Lagerfeld's long career, and although he's occasionally accommodated those seeking simplicity, his work is always detailed and heavily accessorized, which lends itself perfectly to both of the bag-heavy brands he currently helms.
First up this season is Fendi, and the brand's bags felt intensely, gloriously spring-like. Between the mixed pastel palette and the little embroidered flowers that adorned some of the bags, Lagerfeld's intention to embrace the traditional trappings of the season couldn't have been clearer. Because Fendi always has a bit of an edge to balance out any overarching theme, though, many of the bags also had studs or chains to prevent them from feeling to saccharine-sweet. At times, the way those elements were combined felt as though meant to appeal directly to very cool Japanese girls, which is, by all measures, a good look.
The show also prominently featured the debut of a brand new chain-strap flap bag in at least two sizes, which is Fendi's first entrance into the uber-popular category. You can check out it and all the other bags from the show below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]
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