The Fendi man continues the transformation of his post-pandemic wardrobe – and at the same time celebrates the return to the outdoors – with a collection that draws the contours of a new vision of masculinity.
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And to do this, Silvia Venturini Fendi drew inspiration from the old world to create a new world. She plunged back into the Roaring Twenties of the 20s to reimagine the Fendi man of 2022.
The designer’s new dandy likes to break the boundaries of archetype and genders to play on contrasts: past-future, masculine-feminine, minimal-precious.
The looks were polished and blended dandy touches and feminine elements but were never too formal. This is how the shorts, cut in very fine leather, look like skirts; blazers have cut-out sleeves and become capes; wide trousers transformed into half-skirts; or coats opened on the sides or the back to allow freedom of movement.
Venturini Fendi also reworks the classic patterns and fabrics of the men’s wardrobe, such as houndstooth, Vichy check tweed and striped jacquards, in reduced or enlarged versions.
The Fendi men’s wardrobe is also becoming more feminine, expressed through 3D pop prints of pearls and diamonds, and unexpected necklines baring the neck and upper shoulders. Accessories are not left out, such as the Maison’s must-have Baguette, was shrunk as a miniature chain bag, thus surfing on the trend of tiny bags, or the iconic Peekaboo bag was pared back to a large, structured shopper with FF logo paneling, also shown in the season’s Vichy check wool, named Peekaboo FForty8.
As for the palette of hues, it goes from the ubiquitous sandy beige, to black, passing through raspberry red and white.
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