Fendi's new headquarters in Rome, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, has been playing on Karl Lagerfeld's mind. The linear and protective nature of this collection channeled that. Structured long lines and thick fabrics gave the impression of body armour, something which reflected the fortress style architecture of Fendi HQ. Largerfeld also remarked that he had been concerned with how feminine Fendi's previous collection was and this was a polarized offering. The beaky bird of paradise flowers peeking out of each bag were aggressive, contrasting the clean colours of the clothes. Fur was present in a big way here; mini dresses were swathed in it. The coats at the end of the collection gave the strongest representation of protection. Come winter, they will be all the insulation a girl could need.