In 96 years of its existence, Fendi has been graced with the orchestration of venerated designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi, and recently appointed Kim Jones. The Maison has accorded the fashion world with epochal styles like Baguette, Peekaboo, and other designs brimming with elegance and savoir-faire. Fendi shoes are known for their innovative techniques matched with the label’s traditional expertise. As we sing the paeans for the label’s exquisite craftsmanship, one of the most iconic shoe styles that makes it to our Shoe Spotlight is the Fendi Colibri sandals.
Termed after a tropical bird–the Colibri is inspired by the lightness in weight and the interplay of multiple hues of the bird. We first witnessed the stunning Fendi Colibri sandals on the Spring/Summer 2018 runway. Since then, these sandals have invaded the shoe shelves of fashion mavens and celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Emmy Rossum, to name a few. In some of its stores, Fendi had also started a made-to-order service called #MyFendiColibri, wherein one could give a personal spin to their Colibri slingbacks with several options for front toe, ribbon strap, and heel height to choose from.
Shoe Anatomy: Fendi Colibri Sandals
One look at these Fendi Colibri sandals, and we know there is something unique about them! From their pointed toes to their distinctive curved heels, they offer a harmonious fusion of sporty & feminine aesthetics. Characterizing a blend of modern artistry with traditional finesse, the Fendi sandals are splendid. Their design and construction process applies techniques that are usually employed to make sneakers—a true reflection of the Italian brand’s love for innovation.
The eye notices the ribbons that frame the vamps first, their flawless exterior crafted from thermo-heated technology that prevents seams. Then come the cushioned panels at the counters that are laid to give a comfortable walking experience while the hand-twisted pull-tabs reinforce the sporty aesthetic in a playful way.
Each piece that comes from Fendi’s Roman atelier is a work of art, and the Colibri sandals are no exception. From the iconic slingback silhouette to sneakers, the Colibri style has been created in many renditions and in a myriad of hues.
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