Fendi’s fall sophisticate

Fendi pre-Fall 2012 has a number of outfits that fall short of exceptional; but what it lacks in wow factor, it makes up for in sophisticated whimsy.

Like much of fashion in 2012 Fendi’s collection has drawn inspiration from several eras. Some outfits marry knee-length skirts with slight shoulder accents and wide, flat collars, giving off a ’40s vibe. Metallic minis and printed maxis are, meanwhile, cut to a 1960s silhouette. In this collection the most memorable pieces though are the ones that capture some important detail: a cutaway panel on the front of a shirt, a sheer bell sleeve, a perforation in leather.

For all of Fendi’s pre-Fall 2012 collection click on the thumbnails above.