Fendi has revived yet another new bag from it’s arsenal of fashion’s most coveted handbags, the “Baguette.” The Italian house showed a collection full of millennial must-haves — complete with a 2000s blast from the past. Style meets function for Spring 2019 as Fendi focuses on outerwear, bags, and the introduction of streetwear inspired cuts in the form of cycling shorts, crop tops, and cool technical outerwear. Packed with a star-studded front row and top models on the runway, Fendi is reaching out to the emerging crop of young millennials.
The show opened with British supermodel Adwoa Aboah wearing a crisp white dress under a transparent raincoat with leather trim and extra large pockets. Finally, a perfect solution to protecting your outfit from the elements without sacrificing points in style. While many looks integrate the transparent outerwear trend, Karl Lagerfeld called the show “GP”, or “Giant Pockets” for a reason…they were everywhere. Nearly each top, skirt, dress, or jacket was was outfitted with large oversized pockets. As if that wasn’t enough, cross body pouches and bumbags were abundant on models who also doubled up on handbags as well.
Fendi maxed out the trends with a crisp pocket-adorned shirt paired with sleek biking cycling shorts, and a utility inspired belt with plenty of pouches and bags. Polka-dot cat eye glasses were a quirky new addition, however the most exciting accessories was a reintroduction of Fendi’s chic Baguette handbag. This time though, with a longer strap to maximize versatility. There was even a denim version of the Baguette with red contrast piping, styled with a head-to-toe denim blazer and cargo shorts.
Subtle embossing and contrast stitching on everything from accessories to sports bras and outerwear goes to show that logo mania is still with us for the foreseeable future. An overall sporty attitude was infused into the collection adding a youthful vibe to Fendi’s legendary style. Among the streetwear there was also tailored suiting and ultra feminine dresses, complete with geometric patterns and exotic floral motifs rendered in delicate silks and tulle.