The Milan Fashion Week is officially launched and this afternoon, it’s the turn of Fendi to present her next winter wardrobe. Silvia Venturini Fendi, the artistic director of the men’s collections of the Italian house had given an appointment to her guests at the brand’s headquarters in Milan in a space transformed into a giant pinball machine.
The first silhouette of this parade set the tone for the rest of the collection: this season, the Fendi man will be both comfortable but sophisticated, elegant but always in a surprising way. And the surprise was indeed at the rendezvous of this show with 56 passages. The designer has thus applied herself to reinventing the very essence of the men’s wardrobe by playing the suggestive sartorial card thanks to a subtle play of asymmetrical pieces. Sleeveless tops have open shoulders and woolen coats are worn like a plaid that you would have put on in a hurry. Even shirts go in there with a part missing as if it’s been cut diagonally across the torso. Next winter, the Fendi man wants to be resolutely sexy and will not hesitate to reveal his body.
In this new collection, Silvia Venturini Fendi seems to have had fun with the classicism of the traditional men’s wardrobe. It gives an offbeat touch to all the more formal rooms. The double-breasted waistcoat sees its proposals lengthen, the coat reveals a subtle print on its lining, the winter cape is adorned with fringes, the shirt blends into a trompe-l’oeil in a fine knit, and the suit is transformed thanks to embroidered charms here and there. This collection also gives pride of place to games of overlays and colors including beige, navy blue and purple to give life to the wardrobe of a gentleman who is no longer afraid to have fun with his clothes. Daily.