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]

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missarewa
6 years ago

I’m a little worried for Fendi…

Passerine
Passerine
6 years ago

I love Fendi but this collection? Pass. No, not just pass — run and hide. I feel sorry for the Fendi sales staff who will have to promote these items with a smile on their face.

Cutler Bags
6 years ago
Reply to  Passerine

I agree that this is something that I didn’t expect fro Fendi, too many ruffles and waves.

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Annjborn
6 years ago
Reply to  Cutler Bags

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Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago

I like the wave appliqué on the DotComs but not the ruffles on the other bags – very strange. If Fendi can’t make a ruffled bag work, no one can.

ElainePG
ElainePG
6 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

No one can. Ruffled bags are for third graders.

TexasST
TexasST
6 years ago

I must be in the minority because I quite like the ruffles, I think slide #7 is striking. I am not as drawn to the DotCom bag with the wave applique though.

Jacquard Flower
6 years ago

Oh I love them! The frills I like not sure I would buy this style though. The florals and the new straps are the ones for me. I am really loving them.

Sandy
Sandy
6 years ago

What does everyone think of the Dot.com ??? Some of the bags look ok with ruffles, some not so much!

Charlie
Charlie
6 years ago

I have loved FENDI’s collection for many years but this collection has totally puts me off, might have to consider the bags from their men’s collection

Tinsley Proust
Tinsley Proust
6 years ago

The ruffled bags and the wavy bags are cheap looking. The rest of the bags are gorgeous.

ElainePG
ElainePG
6 years ago

Sigh… Fendi on drugs (them, not me). And I don’t mean that in a good way.

Smithy
Smithy
6 years ago

Just say no.

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