The Fendi runway at Milan Fashion Week was relentlessly upbeat. Mixed and matched fur accents on over coats, like leopard sleeves and striped collars, offered a sense of graphic hi-jinx, as did a red banner reading "Fantastic'' up the side of a fur coat.
Fendi dotted the garments with uplifting and sometimes ironic messages, from "Love'' on the front of head bands to "Bliss'' on zipper pulls to "Hope'' on the side of a bag and "Trust Fendi'' on the front of a sweater.
Furry blue slippers read FEN on the right foot and DI on the left.
The silhouette was very simple and sporty, filled with everyday attire mixed more formal pieces. Part of the indulgence was also in the colors, with pink for men, alongside coral, sky blue and yellow. Footwear had a substantial, futuristic feel, with Italian leather shoes with integrated socks, like high-tech soccer cleats.-AP