Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid pay tribute to late Karl Lagerfeld

Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid have remembered Karl Lagerfeld on the first anniversary of his death.The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019 from complications of panc…

Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid have remembered Karl Lagerfeld on the first anniversary of his death.

The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

One year on, the fashion world continues to mourn Lagerfeld, with French editor Roitfeld leading the tributes on Wednesday.

“I miss you,” she simply captioned a black-and-white snap of herself and the iconic designer.

Hadid also posted a snap of herself at an event with Lagerfeld and wrote, “Karl (heart emoji) we miss you so much!”

The fashion star’s longtime Fendi colleague, Silvia Venturini Fendi, uploaded a happy image of them together too, along with the word, “Forever.”

Elsewhere, representatives for the Karl Lagerfeld brand shared a clip of him filming a TV advertisement in his signature black suit, white shirt, fingerless gloves, and sunglasses.

“THE REAL KARL. This enchanting behind-the-scenes footage has never been shared before. It reveals a side of Karl that few people saw – light-hearted, funny and sincere – as he unconsciously switches between French and German. Thank you, Karl, with love forever from your team,” they commented.

Others to share tributes on social media included model Ines de la Fressange, stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, and Lagerfeld’s longtime friend Sebastien Jondeau.

Meanwhile, Christian Dior Beauty’s Peter Philips added: “One year already, can’t believe how fast time goes by. Missing those little moments, some are sharp some are blurry, but all of them are precious. Karl Lagerfeld, the great!”

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and daughter Carys fronting Fendi campaign

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Douglas have been tapped to star in Fendi’s latest campaign.The Hollywood actress and her 16-year-old daughter, whom she shares with husband Michael Douglas, appear in a short film and still imagery as part of the latest …

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Douglas have been tapped to star in Fendi’s latest campaign.

The Hollywood actress and her 16-year-old daughter, whom she shares with husband Michael Douglas, appear in a short film and still imagery as part of the latest instalment of #MeAndMyPeekaboo, promoting the launch of the new versions of the popular Peekaboo bag, which was first released by the Italian fashion house in 2008.

In the clip, which is set to Mary J. Blige’s song Family Affair, Catherine and Carys are seen showcasing the Peekaboo handbags while posing together in front of historical buildings in Rome.

“Catherine and Carys, mother and daughter, show their unique yet special family-bond celebrating the renovation of life by blending tradition and innovation and recalling the Fendi dualism and DNA,” a brand rep shared of the campaign. “Keeping their authentic daily rituals, they elegantly dance under the colonnade of Palazzo Altemps, a Roman historical building, and lovingly play among the statues of Palazzo Della Civilte Italiana, the Fendi HQ in Rome, nourishing the dialogue between classic and contemporary where the Fendi Peekaboo bag becomes the real protagonist.”

The duo shows off the regular and extra small versions of the Peekaboo bag in the video, as well as the distinctive Pequin design.

In April 2018, the first instalment of the #MeAndMyPeekaboo campaign was unveiled, with the pictures depicting Fendi creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi and her daughters Delfina Delettrez Fendi and Leonetta Luciano Fendi, while the second set was released that July, with the images starring Kim Kardashian, her six-year-old daughter North West, as well as the reality TV star’s mother Kris Jenner. The campaign also included portraits of actor Ewan McGregor’s daughters, Clara and Esther, as well as South Korea-based sisters Jessica and Krystal Jung.

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Fendi serves up camping chic for spring 2020 collection

Fendi has unveiled a camping-inspired line for its spring/summer 2020 collection.On Thursday, Silvia Venturini Fendi unveiled her debut ready-to-wear line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week, with the designer having expanded her duties…

Fendi has unveiled a camping-inspired line for its spring/summer 2020 collection.

On Thursday, Silvia Venturini Fendi unveiled her debut ready-to-wear line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week, with the designer having expanded her duties at her family’s company following the death of womenswear creative director Karl Lagerfeld in February.

Katie Holmes, Diplo, and Sabrina Carpenter were among the celebrities perched on the front row, with a huge sunset motif installed as the backdrop to the runway.

“Impossible blooms and ethereal textures intertwine to trick the eye – shifting in weightless moments of Fendi craftsmanship, invoking the hidden decadence of the everyday,” a Fendi representative said of the inspiration for the collection. “Emerging from a waking dream, the Fendi woman delights in undone expressions of new Borghese energy.”

Silvia evidently wanted to symbolise a step into the future for Fendi, and the presentation opened with a model walking the catwalk in a white quilted jacket and miniskirt. The looked was matched with shimmery socks and pink loafers.

Influenced by camping adventures and the outdoors, a line of playful separates followed, with key pieces including printed shirts with leaf designs, shorts, and bucket hats.

References to late 1960s fashion were apparent too, with Silvia opting for a palette of dark yellow, ochre, and brown, along with touches of bright green and white.

Highlights included the cargo-style jumpsuit and trench coat modelled by Bella Hadid, and a coat with gauzy panels woven through the centre which was worn by the newly-blonde Kendall Jenner.

To close out the spectacle, Silvia unveiled a line-up of ensembles made with pastel or metallic fabrics, and concluded by having a model show off a long dress with wide sleeves that featured a very retro floral print in pink, green, and blue shades.

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

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Luca Guadagnino designs print for Fendi’s spring 2020 menswear collection

Luca Guadagnino has collaborated with Fendi on a print for its spring 2020 menswear collection.The Call Me by Your Name filmmaker has teamed up with Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of men’s and accessories, on a special design, which will be …

Luca Guadagnino has collaborated with Fendi on a print for its spring 2020 menswear collection.

The Call Me by Your Name filmmaker has teamed up with Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of men’s and accessories, on a special design, which will be unveiled on Monday at the Italian fashion house’s new location, a neoclassic 18th-century villa in Milan.

In a teaser image released to WWD, the print appears to be an abstract chequered pattern with painterly brushstrokes laid over the top.

Guadagnino first worked with Fendi on a short film in 2006, and later partnered with the label to launch the First Sun production company, which produced the director’s 2009 film I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton.

Back in 2012, the 47-year-old also founded production company Frenesy Film, which was created specifically for taking on projects with major fashion brands. In addition to Fendi, Guadagnino has worked on short films and commercials with other high-fashion labels including Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier, and Valentino.

Serge Brunschwig, chairman and chief executive officer of Fendi, revealed the collaboration during an interview at the luxury brand’s new dedicated menswear pop-up store at the 16th-century Palazzo Carcassola-Grandi in Milan.

Located near Fendi’s boutique in the city, the store will preview the men’s fall 2019 collection designed by Venturini Fendi and inspired by the late Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

The pop-up will be in place for three months, which Brunschwig called “an important moment for Fendi Man”.

Tributes to Lagerfeld will also be in place at the Palazzo Carcassola Grandi, with the walls at the entrance covered with a collage print of the German-born designer’s handwritten notes, images, and sketches.

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Fendi celebrates Karl Lagerfeld with tribute T-shirt

Fendi has celebrated former creative director for fur and women’s ready-to-wear, Karl Lagerfeld, with the launch of a new T-shirt that honours the late designer.The JoKarl Fashion Show T-shirt is available in short-sleeved and long-sleeved options, and…

Fendi has celebrated former creative director for fur and women’s ready-to-wear, Karl Lagerfeld, with the launch of a new T-shirt that honours the late designer.

The JoKarl Fashion Show T-shirt is available in short-sleeved and long-sleeved options, and comes in either a black or while base colour.

At the centre of the garment is an illustration by Italian artist Nico Vascellari, depicting Lagerfeld as the joker on a playing card complete with jester costume and his notorious dark sunglasses

On the long-sleeved edition, drawings of dice with Fendi’s FF logo line the sleeves, and the back of each style features a smaller version of the JoKarl card.

The T-shirts are priced between $590 (£449) and $690 (£525) for the short-sleeve and long-sleeve editions respectively and can be purchased now from Fendi’s online store.

Fendi had previously honoured the fashion legend at its Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 19 show last month (Feb19), which took place just two days after the star passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer on 19 Feb.

Honouring the fashion legend, who’d been at the house since 1965, Silvia Venturini Fendi paid an emotional tribute to her late friend and colleague as the show closed, with a video playing out of Lagerfeld’s hand, decked out in his signature leather fingerless gloves, sketching the word Fendi out.

Chanel also paid tribute to Lagerfeld, who was creative director at the house, during its Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 19 presentation.

At the event, held at Paris’ Grand Palais, each seat bore an illustration of the late designer alongside brand namesake Coco Chanel, with the poignant words “the beat goes on…”.

The show was also preceded by a one-minute silence, after which the celebrated fashion star’s voice was heard over the venue’s tannoy, beginning the presentation.

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Fendi pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld at F/W 19 show

Fendi’s Fall/Winter 19 show was always going to be an emotional affair after the shock passing of the label’s creative director for fur and women’s ready-to-wear, Karl Lagerfeld, on Tuesday (19Feb19).Fendi’s fall/winter 19 show was an emotional a…

Fendi’s Fall/Winter 19 show was always going to be an emotional affair after the shock passing of the label’s creative director for fur and women’s ready-to-wear, Karl Lagerfeld, on Tuesday (19Feb19).

Fendi’s fall/winter 19 show was an emotional affair after the shock passing of the label’s creative director for fur and women’s ready-to-wear Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday (21Feb19).

Honouring the fashion legend, who’d been at the house since 1965, Silvia Venturini Fendi paid an emotional tribute to her late friend and colleague as the show closed, with a video playing out of Lagerfeld’s hand, decked out in its signature leather fingerless gloves, sketching the word Fendi out.

As for the collection itself, garments with collars dominated, with high-necked shirts, ladylike jackets with bold collars and dresses with abstract detailing ruling the runway.

An army of top models walked, including both Bella and Gigi Hadid, who closed the show, Kaia Gerber, Edie Campbell and Adwoa Aboah.

The colour palette ranged from muted browns and beiges, to bold blues and flashes of orange and yellow.

At the Emporio Armani show, the designer confirmed what we already knew – checks and florals are going to be big news later this year.

The presentation began with padded florals in a beautiful rustic orange shade, perfect for the fall weather, before checked fabrics made an appearance, also seen in orange shades.

The prints gave way to a number of bold black outfits, with materials like velvet, leather and faux fur utilised for the sexy, yet sleek, evening looks. And the show finished with an almighty crimson bang, with a procession of models decked out in the vivid colour. From belted cocktail dresses to glittering shirts, red was undoubtedly the colour of the day.

“Crimson red and couture details feature as the finale of the #EmporioArmani FW 19-20 Women’s Fashion Show, where the freedom to dress how one wants is the central theme,” an Armani rep posted on social media.

Prada and Moschino are among the brands showing later on Thursday.

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Karl Lagerfeld designs debut menswear look for Fendi

Karl Lagerfeld has designed his first menswear look for Fendi.In addition to his role as creative director at Chanel, the German couturier has overseen the womenswear and fur collections at the Italian fashion house since 1965.While Silvia Venturini Fe…

Karl Lagerfeld has designed his first menswear look for Fendi.

In addition to his role as creative director at Chanel, the German couturier has overseen the womenswear and fur collections at the Italian fashion house since 1965.

While Silvia Venturini Fendi is the creative director for accessories and men’s clothing at Fendi, Lagerfeld has now created his debut men’s look for the label, with the ensemble to be unveiled at the company’s menswear fall/ winter 2019-20 show in Milan on Monday afternoon (14Jan19).

“I sent a letter to Silvia and everything came very naturally. We have worked together for so many years that talking to her is like talking to myself. I have known her since she was five years old and now, she is a woman, a mother, and a grandmother,” he told WWD of working with Venturini Fendi. “This fall-winter 2019-20 collection is very modern with new materials and unexpected patterns, with influences from the women’s world. It’s going to be a one-time collection as we never do repetitions!”

Lagerfeld’s sketch shows a man wearing a sharply tailored blazer with pockets and lapels. The final look has been matched with complementary trousers, as well as a white shirt, striped tie, and black leather brogues.

“My dear Silvia, for boys and girls, it’s nice with straight lapels. Je t’embrasse fort (A strong hug). Love, Karl,” the 85-year-old wrote on the sketch.

Unfortunately, prior commitments mean Lagerfeld won’t be able to attend Fendi’s show.

Though Venturini Fendi is still looking forward to unveiling the design and the rest of the new men’s range, which she described as “reinventing” formal tailoring.

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Silvia Venturini Fendi defends Fendi’s fur use

Silvia Venturini Fendi has defended Fendi’s decision to continue to use fur in its designs.In recent months, many high fashion brands have pledged to go fur-free, including Burberry, Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Coach, Michael Kors and Versace. In spi…

Silvia Venturini Fendi has defended Fendi’s decision to continue to use fur in its designs.

In recent months, many high fashion brands have pledged to go fur-free, including Burberry, Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Coach, Michael Kors and Versace.

In spite of many labels opting for a more ethical approach to fashion, Fendi is still renowned for its use of fur, and Venturini Fendi stands by this choice as she believes fur is particularly divisive merely on account of the material’s association with wealth and luxury.

“Fur is a controversial thing, but if you think carefully there’s not so much difference from fur and leather. (Only) because fur was considered a luxury item, albeit the old concept of luxury,” she explained in an interview with British GQ, adding that she’s pleased that men are now embracing the trend. “It was something that wealthy men gave to women as presents, so I like the fact that men are wearing something that’s such an emblem of femininity.”

The brand’s creative director for accessories and menswear is overjoyed by the similarities in men’s and women’s collections today, and proclaimed that modern men are a “bit more free to express themselves” than they were previously.

And although the Italian fashion house is no stranger to a celebrity collaboration, with Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and North West fronting a recent Fendi Peekaboo bag campaign, Venturini Fendi admitted that she rarely finds herself overwhelmed by the rich and famous.

“Celebrities, we’re not so obsessed. I like normality,” she shrugged. “I remember once when we had the studio on top of the shop when they called and said, ‘Madonna is down here, can you come?’ And she was shopping like a normal person, which I found so nice. How can I go down there? I don’t want to stop her. You leave her alone.”

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Fendi offers up utility chic for spring 19

Fendi showed off a line of utility chic-inspired garments for spring/summer 2019. The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative directors Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, unveiled its latest collection as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thurs…

Fendi showed off a line of utility chic-inspired garments for spring/summer 2019. 

The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative directors Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, unveiled its latest collection as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday (20Sep18), with celebrities including Nicki Minaj and Chiara Ferragni perched on the front row.

With a large Fendi logo in the background, Adwoa Aboah opened the show in a white jacket with PVC outer and brown leather detailing, with the look matched with strappy leather high heels and a cream-coloured handbag with orange pockets.

A number of multipurpose clothes followed, including a PVC raincoat, a tan leather trench coat which was belted at the waist, a white hoodie made from fabric embossed with the Fendi logo and safari-style suits with large pockets.

Lagerfeld and Fendi stuck with an earthy palette of orange and brown, along with touches of olive green and burgundy. A light green leather coat with pockets attached to the front and a plastic belt at the waist was modelled by Kaia Gerber, while Bella Hadid rocked a pale yellow shirt, black bike shorts and a black utility belt.

Dark denim jackets were interspersed throughout the range, while bird-like prints were evident on long shirts and jackets.

To conclude the presentation, two models walked the runway in sheer dresses embroidered with a fine floral pattern, with Lagerfeld and Fendi proceeding to take their bow together.

Meanwhile, Fendi bosses have confirmed that they are set to drop a capsule collection named Fendi Mania. Consisting of garments featuring the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram graphic artist @hey_reilly, the limited-edition pieces will be stocked online and in Fendi stores from 16 October.

Milan Fashion Week continues on Thursday evening with shows from Prada, Moschino and Emporio Armani.

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Kim Kardashian fronts family-themed Fendi handbag campaign

Kim Kardashian has been tapped to star in Fendi’s new family-themed campaign.The Italian luxury fashion brand is marking the 10th anniversary of its popular Peekaboo handbag this year, with marketing imagery launched in April (18) depicting Fendi creat…

Kim Kardashian has been tapped to star in Fendi’s new family-themed campaign.

The Italian luxury fashion brand is marking the 10th anniversary of its popular Peekaboo handbag this year, with marketing imagery launched in April (18) depicting Fendi creative director for accessories Silvia Venturini Fendi posing with her daughters Delfina Delettrez Fendi and Leonetta Luciano Fendi.

For the second instalment of the #MeandMyPeekaboo concept, Fendi executives have looked to another famous family to feature, with Kim starring in the advertisements alongside her mother Kris Jenner and five-year-old daughter North West.

“The idea was to expand the concept of family, as it’s part of our history, and we wanted other families of women,” said Venturini Fendi, according to WWD. “In the case of the Kardashians, they are all three of them very strong women, with strong personalities. It’s an iconic family, who is known for its appearance, but we wanted to bring more of an intimate side to the table.”

One black and white image sees Kim sporting a white shirt and clutching a leather Peekaboo handbag to her chest, while another photograph sees the 37-year-old sitting in a field with her mother and daughter, whom she shares with her rapper husband Kanye West.

The trio is outfitted in Fendi shirts, trousers and blazers, with a black leather version of the Peekaboo handbag placed at the foreground of the image. An accompanying video version features Kanye’s 2008 song Love Lockdown on the soundtrack.

“(The Kardashians) well represent the concept I wanted to express,” the designer added. “They are less controlled here; you can see they let loose, with emotions surfacing. You can tell by the way they look at one another, it’s clearly intimate.”

The campaign will also feature portraits of actor Ewan McGregor’s daughters, Clara and Esther, as well as South Korea-based sisters Jessica and Krystal Jung.

Imagery is due to drop on social media on Wednesday (11Jul18).

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