The most awaited appointment on the second day of the Milan Fashion Week Men’s was the show of new men’s collection Fendi autumn winter 2021, designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, broadcast at 14:00 o’clock in video streaming.
The film of just under 7 minutes, begins with a hands-free call from the stylist who, with a refrain of words, projects us into a vibrant set made of imaginary doors and colored neon. In reality, as we learn from the press release released by the brand, what we are listening to is a real one pop dance song, composed by Not Waving with the participation of Silvia Venturini Fendi; the fashion show then takes on the appearance of a futurist music video, directed by the Italian artist Nico Vascellari.
Humanity. Colors. Light. Darkness.
One after the other, the classics of men’s clothing are revisited in the name of Fendi’s playfulness, passing from dark to technicolor in a cheeky celebration of color and light, signifying a message of universal connection in a surreal moment like the one we are experiencing.
Throughout the collection, versatility and shape coexist in reversible workwear and relaxed outerwear. Coats and trench coats in cashmere, satin, leather and striped sheepskin flannel stand up to striped pajamas to wear outside the home. The diagonal quilting distorts the silk jacquards, in the shawl collar jackets, or the shirt-jackets combined with the Bermuda shorts. The ribbed knitwear and braids articulate in bizarre reinterpretations of tights, scarves-cardigans, cuffs-gloves and a sweater with a rolled-up sleeve collar.
With the new Fendi collection presented at Milan Fashion Week we also discover the latest, playful artistic collaboration of Silvia Venturini Fendi with the artist Noel Fielding. The multifaceted performer, an icon of the London underground scene, has created a series of psychedelic works, abstracting the Fendi logo and emphasizing the cosmic spirit of the season through his polychromy and the free narration of his art.
Accessories for autumn winter 2021 reflect the bright ready-to-wear palette. Leathers of matching tones, matte satin and metal parts are characterized by a treatment with “drained” effect, from which Baguette and flatpack shoppers are born; the miniature suitcases take up the FF initials in embossed striped leather, like the backpacks and crossbody pouches. The graphics by Noel Fielding embellish the Peekaboo and a FF tote with grainy-textured calfskin buckle. The FF sheepskin slippers and slip-on mules laced or with buckle continue the idea of the indoor-outdoor collection, together with the quilted ankle boots with zip and gaiters and ai amphibians with tank sole, in suede or crocodile-effect brushed leather.
In no time at all, as we keep swinging our heads back and forth to the rhythm of the song from Not Waving, the show comes to an end and Silvia Venturini Fendi leaves us with a question …