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Fendi's summer wear has geometric certainty

Associated Press Modified: September 22, 2012 at 10:31 am •  Published: September 22, 2012
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MILAN (AP) — Fendi's latest summer collection has a geometric certainty.

The look presented during Milan Fashion week on Saturday contained clear geometric elements -- from rectangular panels on shirts, skirts and pants to cube-shaped evening bags.

The purposefulness of the clothing was also in their construction.

Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi created layered looks in single pieces that gave a clean impression. A long mustard-colored dress appears to have a belted overcoat, but it is actually one piece. Shorter dresses appear to have jackets, but it is all-in-one. And a skirt back is fitted over shorts and a cape is incorporated into a silver beaded dress.

Shoes and bags are essential elements of the look. Footwear includes multi-strapped sandals in colors from peach to gold with thick studded heels. Bags ranged from the cube shaped evening bag, held from a wrist strap, to small clutches and larger shoppers with a built-in exterior baguette bag.

Leather was a mainstay in the collection, from skirts to pants and jackets — emblazoned with the iconic Fendi "F," turned upside down and tilted on its access for an enhanced graphic effect.

Sharon Stone and beau Martin Mica were in the front row for the spring-summer 2013 preview show Saturday. Stone has been in town attending shows, and was chairing the charity auction of the Foundation for AIDS Research, or amFar, on Saturday night.