Fendi showcases patent trenchcoats in fall 2018 collection

Fendi debuted a ladylike fall 2018 collection during the Italian brand’s Milan Fashion Week show.The latest line, which was showcased on Thursday (22Feb18) included neat boxy-shouldered dresses and coats which creative director Silvia Venturi Fendi des…

Fendi debuted a ladylike fall 2018 collection during the Italian brand’s Milan Fashion Week show.

The latest line, which was showcased on Thursday (22Feb18) included neat boxy-shouldered dresses and coats which creative director Silvia Venturi Fendi described as “a romantic uniform for a strong and powerful woman of today”.

The label also featured its iconic double F beige-brown logo on everything from tights, to fur sweatshirts and baguette bags. Patent, belted trench coats were another key feature of the collection, as well as loose tweed pencil skirts with matching knee-high boots.

The show was closed by rising star Adwoa Aboah who wore a dramatic black, velvet turtleneck cape, while Bella Hadid modelled a silky cream dress and her sister Gigi donned a ladylike collared grey and white A-line dress paired with a yellow and handbag and white patent boots.

Meanwhile, Prada’s fall 2018 collection, which also showed on Thursday, was all about contrast as the fashion house displayed neon garments against an industrial background.

Head designer Miuccia Prada flaunted industrial chic during the Milan runway show by illuminating neutral pieces with flashes of colour, featured on items such as a sheer black dress scattered with orange beading and a khaki coat trailed by a an electric orange tulle bow. The show also included vibrant bucket hats in green, blue, orange and pink, which were paired with neon eyewear and high-necked jackets, while classic pieces including tweed pleated midi-skirts were combined with sturdier more practical shoes like rubber boots and elastic-tied heels, while also bringing back the flame wedges previously showcased in spring 2012.

The brand made the most of its association with iconic nylon material, which made a return on the catwalk appearing on items including outerwear and bags, while chiffon was another recurring material throughout the collection.

Milan Fashion Week continues on Friday with shows from Roberto Cavalli and Versace.

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