If you're thinking about an exceptionally bold coat for Fall 2015, you're going to love this Fendi collection. If you're looking for a fabulous new bag, you might also like it, but for the first time in a spectacular several-season accessories run for the brand, it felt like the collection's focus was elsewhere and we have a moment to catch our collective breath (and save up some money for the Fendi bags we've been eyeing).
The only new bag on the runway was a large portfolio clutch version of the Peekaboo, which took to the new construction quite well; there's still the signature hardware and two-sided design, but the frame is gone, making for a delightfully unencumbered final product. The rest of the collection was full of old favorites, many recovered in 70s shades of shearling. (Fendi, after all, started as a furrier.)
To be clear, though--those bird of paradise flowers sticking out of every bag were just flowers, not a new bag charm or a feature of any of the new bags. An unintended side effect of their use, though, was that they served as a de facto measuring device; it became quickly clear how large of a size spectrum these bags cover.
Check out all of the images below.
[Photos via Vogue.co.uk]
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