How Fendi Honored Karl Lagerfeld
Earlier this week, Karl Lagerfeld died at 85 and we believe that the fashion industry will never be the same. As the creative director of Fendi, Chanel, and his label, this monumental loss was felt across multiple brands. It was felt most by Chanel and Fendi, where he worked for 54 years.
The creative partner, Silvia Venturini Fendi said in a press release that “The bond between Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi is fashion’s longest love story, one that will continue to touch our lives for years to come”
Thank you Karl for the most beautiful journey
With all our love
Your Fendi family pic.twitter.com/RCRcdg9bRM
— Fendi (@Fendi) February 19, 2019
Lagerfeld’s final collection was decidedly feminine. This collection defined shoulders, nipped waists and hemlines softly grazed the calf. A palette of neutrals contrasted against saffron yellow and turquoise. In true texture play, sheer chiffon swished against structured leather coats. The brand also reintroduced an archived monogram print from 1981, named ‘Karligraphy,’ created from Lagerfeld’s own script.
The most emotional part of the show had super model Gigi Hadid closing to a standing ovation. Then a tribute video of Karl Lagerfeld describing what he wore on his first day on the job at Fendi was played. This got every eye in the house wet!