I was invited to the Fendi townhouse by my friend, Tina Sussman to learn about their Fur Atelier. Fendi started making furs in 1925, and brought in Karl Lagerfeld in 1965. That’s when he crowned the term “Fun Fur”, and the FF Logo was born. At the townhouse, the event showcased the collection and shared with clients what Fendi has to offer in Fur. Models walked around with furs from the FW 16-17 collection which ranged from multi colored to monochrome, long to short to cape. I picked out a few that I liked the best, and we went into a private room for viewing.
The collection was absolutely stunning, which you can see from some of the coats I tried on below. All of the pieces are hand sewn, and intricate stitching is involved as the pelts are sewn together. Fendi also has this amazing Travel Collection where one coat can be transformed through hidden zippers into different looks. For instance, they have a long coat that has hidden zippers. The arms zip off and it becomes a vest, so you travel with just one coat for multiple uses. The one below, transitions from a long coat to a short jacket as you very easily detach the bottom section. A few come with belts, which adds a nice finishing touch. The showroom only had samples in a few colors, but I was handed an IPad where with a few clicks, I was able to pick the colors I liked and create a custom coat for myself!
Fendi Furs are absolutely gorgeous. Go to their website, and you will find videos that illustrate the craftsmanship behind these furs. With so many gorgeous choices, I thought the travel system was truly genius. The one coat with the day to night zip off bottom was the one I truly fell in love with!
You can view a video on the travel collection here
And the full FW 16-17 Fur Collection here