Fashion show goers in Milan are in for subtle political statements, it seems, and Fendi was no different. After Prada’s mix of conventionally male and female wardrobes earlier on in the day, Silvia Fendi also took to proving that women could be powerful even in their most sensual, ladylike, and romantic moments. Dresses with puff sleeves and illusion curved necklines, almost with their sleeves pulled down, were done in a myriad of fabrics and were just as strong in power pink silk as they were in velvet. Suiting was translated into vampy and edgy leather, where it would have been strictly professional in silk. And for evening, states of undress with lace laying beneath sheer organzas, lace, beading, and more proved that this same woman can embrace her power but also be sexy. Another standout? Fendi’s size-inclusive casting, which featured Jill Kortleve and Paloma Elsesser.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.