Fendi serves up camping chic for spring 2020 collection

Bella Hadid walking in Fendi spring 2020 show

Fendi has unveiled a camping-inspired line for its spring/summer 2020 collection.

On Thursday, Silvia Venturini Fendi unveiled her debut ready-to-wear line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week, with the designer having expanded her duties at her family's company following the death of womenswear creative director Karl Lagerfeld in February.

Katie Holmes, Diplo, and Sabrina Carpenter were among the celebrities perched on the front row, with a huge sunset motif installed as the backdrop to the runway.

"Impossible blooms and ethereal textures intertwine to trick the eye - shifting in weightless moments of Fendi craftsmanship, invoking the hidden decadence of the everyday," a Fendi representative said of the inspiration for the collection. "Emerging from a waking dream, the Fendi woman delights in undone expressions of new Borghese energy."

Silvia evidently wanted to symbolise a step into the future for Fendi, and the presentation opened with a model walking the catwalk in a white quilted jacket and miniskirt. The looked was matched with shimmery socks and pink loafers.

Influenced by camping adventures and the outdoors, a line of playful separates followed, with key pieces including printed shirts with leaf designs, shorts, and bucket hats.

References to late 1960s fashion were apparent too, with Silvia opting for a palette of dark yellow, ochre, and brown, along with touches of bright green and white.

Highlights included the cargo-style jumpsuit and trench coat modelled by Bella Hadid, and a coat with gauzy panels woven through the centre which was worn by the newly-blonde Kendall Jenner.

To close out the spectacle, Silvia unveiled a line-up of ensembles made with pastel or metallic fabrics, and concluded by having a model show off a long dress with wide sleeves that featured a very retro floral print in pink, green, and blue shades.

Milan Fashion Week continues on Friday with shows from Marni and Versace.

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