The Fendi life is one lived between town and country for fresh air—and even fresher ideas.
Fendi men’s fall-winter 2024 collection, designed by Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear Silvia Venturini Fendi, ponders the changing landscape of sartoria, the hybridity of the silhouette and its multiple meanings.
Uniting a deep knowledge of culture with the prowess of techniques new and old, subtle expressions of Europeana abound, from the soft rub of Casentino blanket wools to the waxy polish of all-weather cloths and the smooth hand of loden.
The collection features a palette of peat and granite, burnt umber, coal and forest green, bright swathes of cornflower and denim blues, cherry, grass green, canary yellow and cloud gray all flourish in contrast or tone-on-tone.
Expounding upon the duality of the urban and the bucolic, the spirit of the Scottish kilt is imbued across the collection in long pleated shorts worn with leather Wellingtons and hiking socks, flat-front checked skorts or classic trousers tweaked with controlled pleats down each leg.
The accessories collection is all curves and contours, from the new Siesta bag that flattens like a pillow in striped quilting or shearling, to the folding modularity of the Melon hobo and backpack styles adorned with chrome FF2 hardware. Two-tone and textured leather wash bags are carried as irreverent day bags, whilst the smooth, cushioned form of the Peekaboo ISeeU Soft returns alongside the beveled lines of the padded Baguette Soft Trunk. On foot, lace-up deck shoes are elevated on a platform injected sole, whilst grain leather Wellington boots are traced with Selleria stitching up the ankle.
The spirit of the Scottish kilt is imbued across the collection.
Two designs created with the Beijing, Los Angeles and Rome-based architecture studio Ma Yansong/MAD Architects were also unveiled—the Peekaboo ISeeU deconstructed with varnished aluminum contours on the facade and handle, in a nod to MAD’s organic and flowing architectural style. A slip-on futuristic sneaker features an organic, injection-molded sole and upper with two-tone bubble details and metallic accents—its low, flat profile creating an ergonomic alternative to the season’s twisted classics.
Guests who attended the show include South Korean actor Lee Min Ho, Chinese multi-awards winning actor and Fendi Men’s ambassador Kuanghan Hsu, American actor and Fendi Men’s ambassador Jeremy Pope, and Fendi Men’s Massimiliano Caiazzo, American actor James Franco, British actor and Fendi Men’s ambassador Nicholas Galitzine, British actor Kit Harington of Game of Thrones, and British actor Ed Mcvey of Netflix’s The Crown.