“In my fantasy world, he is the only man related to Fendi”. Silvia Venturini Fendi is, naturally, talking about Karl Lagerfeld, whom she first met at her home in Rome when she was 5. The designer has become insinuated within the fabric of the brand’s business and family. He was the inspiration for and a contributor to this collection, designing a strong-shouldered double-breasted jacket with a shawl lapel on one side and a notch on the other. This asymmetry, this duality ran throughout the rest of the collection too. Two-colour overcoats and blazers, sweaters with one zipped sleeve, zip-through two-colour knits, some fine, sheer trousers and shirts and others solid and chunky. Some pieces assembled a collage of motifs representing the notes and images Lagerfeld has sent to Silvia over the years. A life-long partnership in fashion.