Feb 25, 2011 12:00AM

Animated Fendi (Featuring Dancing Karl)

Between the scenes at Milan Fashion Week.

The combined effort of Kaiser Karl (seen below, getting his groove on) and Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi's Milan Fashion Week offering was characterised by smock-like coats, ski goggle sunglasses, shopper bags and Mary Jane heels. The theme was collage, or more specifically, the work of the German Dada artist, Kurt Schwitters. This was seen in the patchwork of textures; plaid, shearling, ribbed tights and even glitter tulle. The collection was also a collage of colour. Orange, mustard and green were used both in block chunks and glimpsed through pleats. The use of contrast piping added to a graphic line effect. Even Fendi's trademark luxurious furs were in on the collage theme; they were a mish-mash of chinchilla, fitch and fox.

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde