Karl Lagerfeld is known for creating classic, elegant collections for Chanel, and downtown cool ensembles for Fendi, but judging by the Fendi Pre-Fall 2012 collection, Mr. Lagerfeld has applied Chanel's classically elegant looks to house of Fendi.
Gone are the days (at least for this season) of metallic mini-dresses and tiny purses. Instead, the Fendi Pre-Fall 2012 collection features sleek and chic workwear ensembles, paired with structured posh purses and strappy sandals. This is not the Fendi that the fashion industry knows and loves, but it is certainly still just as lovable.
The Fendi Pre-Fall 2012 collection, however, maintains its cool-girl aesthetic with the use of modern, nerdy-chic, thick framed glasses. While cocktail dresses are certainly still prominent, they are a little less Lindsay Lohan and a little more Angelina Jolie, which is a good thing.