Last Saturday, January 16, during Milan Fashion Week, FENDI presented its first runway show of the year with the men's collection for the Fall/Winter 2022-23 season.
Led by Silvia Venturini Fendi, artistic director of Menswear and Accessories, the proposal shows a refreshing synthesis of sartorial elements for the new 20s.
Traditional fabrics and weaves like Vichy check tweeds and hound’s tooth suiting, satin tuxedo trims and striped silk jacquards are scaled up and down in dialogue with ribbed sleeves, cable knit ensembles and the O’Lock chain motif as a new monogram.
Co-opting the symbols of a bygone male sophistication, the collection is adorned with 3D pearl and diamond digital prints, shearling floral brooches, pearl O’Lock chokers and crystal FF pendants.
The lines of FENDI tailoring find new softness as modular garments combine suiting, knitwear and leather in unprecedented proportions. Scooped jackets and keyhole knits expose the clavicle, and wide trousers sway with a half-skirt in tow.
Outerwear assumes couture volumes with dropped shoulders and Dolman sleeves, sharp lapels and covered buttons.
Footwear includes patents O´Lock loafers with scalloped trims and two-one wingtip Chelsea boots, whilst the new FENDI sneaker features a dynamic stretched FF logo.
The FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2022-23 accessories collection sees the Peekaboo bag pared back in its most architectural form to date, appearing as a large, structured shopper in solid smooth and grain leathers, FF logo paneling, suede and in the season’s Vichy check wool: Peekaboo FForty8.
The Baguette is upsized as an FF-embossed soft trunk and shrunk as an exotic miniature chain bag together with the signature rigid trunk in metal and plexiglass.
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The fashion show was designed and directed by Italian artist Nico Vascellari, with an exclusive live soundtrack by Alessandro Cortini.