At Fendi, It's All About the '80s, Cowboy Boots, and Daytime Glam

Welcome to Runway Matters, where we're delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy moments from the F/W 18 shows.

The show at Fendi, explained as “a romantic uniform in a woman’s world,” was just that: Wildly romantic with hints of glamour from another era like silky blouses and delicate neckerchiefs, it also included modern updates like sleek cowboy boots and fur sweatshirts that feel fresh and cool and bring it up to today. And with strong ’80s references—like shoulder pads and plaid boxy skirt suits—it’s clear that this collection was designed with powerful women in mind. While this entire show deserves your set of eyes, I’m boiling it down to four main takeaways. And, you better believe it includes the shoes every fashion girl will be coveting for next fall—this editor included.