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Fendi Resort 2014: A Toned-Down Take on Expert Craftsmanship

Fendi Resort 2014: A Toned-Down Take on Expert Craftsmanship

If Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Fendi's Fall 2013 collection for Fendi was about in-your-face craftsmanship and bold color, their Resort 2014 collection was about how to soften all that energy while still letting all the craftsmanship shine through.

Case in point: a patchwork snakeskin t-shirt with blue leather sleeves has a simple shape, but is so intricately made and well put together that it looks seamless from afar, and a cape made from sculpted mink has all the luxury of one of the striped, multicolored fur jackets from Fall, with a different, much subtler graphic edge.

That's not to say this collection is short on eye-catching patterns or color combinations. The first look is a black-and-white skirt suit with a zigzag design, and Lagerfeld and Fendi cut more than one look from a yellow lattice print.

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