Karl Lagerfeld’s Fendi collections can be relied upon in two respects: they make the crowds fall in love with a forgotten era and they feature a lot of fur. Last season, the 50s housewife broke out from the kitchen and took to the catwalk; for autumn/winter things took a more Edwardian turn, albeit with modernist touches throughout. There were elements of corsetry in the wide statement belts that featured in every outfit, paired with puffball sleeves and ladylike pleated skirts alongside brightly coloured lace-up boots. The Lagerfeld twist came from the addition of patchwork leather panels, braided hair, rounded collars and distressed metallic fabrics although arguably the strongest moments were when the period details were at the forefront – such as a violet double-breasted frock coat with statement shoulders. The front row was solidly establishment, with Alexandra Shulman and Carine Roitfeld in attendance; a return to the traditional that was echoed in Fendi’s use of fur. Oversized coats were offered in neutral tones, black, camel and grey, apart from one example in neon yellow that stole all the attention in the show’s closing moments – a perfect representation of Lagerfeld’s love of clashing the refined and the extravagant.