There’s no doubt that the Seventies is a mega trend for S/S '11 with the fashion catwalks strewn with crimped hair, Studio 54 jumpsuits, and bell bottoms, but for those girls looking for a more refined version of that decade, then my money’s on Fendi’s languid daywear.
As fashionistas ditched blazers for blouses and wool trousers for bare legs in the glorious Milanese sunshine, we were already well prepared for the house of Fendi to take us to sunnier climes with its pitch-perfect spring collection.
Shapes were fluid and airy – white linen off-the-shoulder peasant blouses were teamed with full skirts; tunic tops with harem pants; silk blouses with floaty skirts and each look belted or with a drawstring to emphasize the waist.
Lantern sleeves were a key feature adding a lightness to a seersucker optical-print dress, tailored skirts suits or a full-length silk gown split to the thigh. The colour palette? Cornflower blue, mint, deep purple, and sea green mixed with an array of abstract burn-out cappuccino prints.
Shoes and bags were a mix of coloured blocks of natural shades accented with vivid colour, colour-block wooden platforms, with tangerine and purple straps and ladylike frame bags with colourful strips of shiny eel or croc. Eye-catching too, were the vivid-coloured sunglasses and stacks of bracelets on every other look adding an element of fun to this incredibly chic collection.
- Charlie Miller in Milan