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Fendi Spring 2019

Lagerfeld bid adieu to logomania this season.
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After an incredible 50 years at Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld has proven he can capture the world's attention, drawing inspiration from many a wide spectrum of places. For Spring 2019, he abandoned last season's heavy use of logos, christening this show as "GP," or Giant Pockets. The title, absurd as it was, encapsulated the collection brilliantly. Adwoa Aboah opened the show wearing a transparent coat featuring enormous leather pockets, and a majority of the looks that followed, from sweaters to athletic jackets-cum-dresses to cargo pants, featured the same over-the-top detail.

While the pockets checked off the Instagram-gimmick box, the true staying power comes from the consistent quality. As always, Fendi's signature leather took center stage, finding artful qualities through cinched minidresses, strong shoulders, and peplums. Along with that was some of the last surviving real fur, pops of orange, teal, and maroon to mix with the typical brown and white, and two striking floral dresses to close the show. While Lagerfeld may save his spectacle energy for Chanel, his ready-to-wear collections for Fendi continue to shine all their own through a strong brand identity and high-quality details, even in an age of social media hype.

See every look from the collection, below.

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