>> Karl Lagerfeld played mix master for Fall 2012 Fendi, citing an "infinite, innovative interplay of textures, colors and fabrics" as the collection's basis. And true enough — the elements on display were seemingly endless. There were pleated panels, bustles, peplums, capes, and puffed sleeves — all cinched together with enormous belts. Materials were just as diverse, with PVC, crocodile, cashmere, stingray, and — this being Fendi — gobs and gobs of fur. "Modern femininity without references," Lagerfeld explained.