Sunday, February 26, 2012

Celestial Union

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This appeared to be the mantra of New York-based Australian casting whiz Kannon Rajah at Fendi's Fall/Winter 2012 presentation. Much like Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld's futuristic, folkloric hybrid collection, Rajah referenced the past, present and future in assembling Fendi's thirty-eight strong line up of models. Seasoned veterans including Lily Donaldson, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, Jourdan Dunn, Magdalena Frackowiak and Karmen Pedaru were joined by the season's faces du jour Zuzanna Bijoch, Joan Smalls, and Saskia de Brauw, bringing Fendi's multi-coloured fur coats and futuristic leather capes and skirts to life.

Heralding a shift in the changing of the guard, newcomers Nadja Bender, Kati Nescher, Nadine Ponce, Marte Mei van Haaster, Lara Mullen, Ava Smith and Marie Piovesan led the charge alongside comeback kids Bette Franke, Ymre Stiekema, Patricia Van der Vliet and Kendra Spears. Perhaps the most wonderfully inspired aspect of Rajah's process of selection was the casting of new faces Anouck de Heer, Frida Haasen, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju who appeared like bolts out of the blue, adding an element of surprise and relevance to Fendi's line up. The combined effect was a show that was as exhilarating, captivating and original as the faces selected by Rajah to embody the new Fendi aesthetic.  


Joan Smalls
Fendi - F/W 2012

Kati Nescher
Fendi - F/W 2012

Saskia de Brauw
Fendi - F/W 2012

Jourdan Dunn
Fendi - F/W 2012

Magdalena Frackowiak
Fendi - F/W 2012

Patricia Van der Vliet
Fendi - F/W 2012

Ymre Stiekema
Fendi - F/W 2012

Anouck de Heer
Fendi - F/W 2012

Natasha Poly
Fendi - F/W 2012

Xiao Wen Ju
Fendi - F/W 2012

Frida Aasen
Fendi - F/W 2012

Melissa Stasiuk
Fendi - F/W 2012

Lara Mullen
Fendi - F/W 2012
Casting Director - Kannon Rajah
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

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