FENDI’s Fall/Winter 2024-25 Men’s Collection unfolds as a narrative that bridges the tranquil outdoors of the highlands with the pulse of urban life. Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi envisions a line where functionality meets finesse, outfitting the modern man with a wardrobe that speaks both of necessity and Roman opulence.
The Urban Outdoorsman
The collection stands as a testament to FENDI’s ingenuity, merging utilitarian practicality with a touch of Italian luxury. Each piece, from the sumptuous overcoats to the elegant tailoring of suits, carries the dual DNA of rugged outdoor wear refined by city sleekness.
Textures and Tones
With the soft rub of blanket wools against the sleekness of polished, all-weather cloths, the collection offers a tactile experience like no other. A hibernal palette of earthy tones is accented by bursts of cornflower blue, cherry, and canary yellow, artfully applied in contrasts or tone-on-tone for a subtle yet impactful visual statement.
The Kilt Reimagined
FENDI redefines the Scottish kilt with pleated shorts, checked skorts, and classic trousers with a modern twist. Leather Wellingtons and hiking socks complete the look, infusing a highland spirit into contemporary menswear.
Opulence in Outerwear
Generous coats with Selleria leather and suede ‘corduroy’ details stand beside waterproof jackets and luxurious bombers. Tailoring meets playfulness in color-blocked knitwear, showcasing FENDI’s mastery over materials and form.
The show’s allure was heightened by the presence of celebrities like Ren Meguro, Guitarricadelafuente, and Arón Piper, who brought their unique charisma to the collection, embodying the FENDI man’s multifaceted persona.
Accessories: The Finishing Touch
The accessories line is all about curves and contours. The Siesta bag and hobo are notable for their soft shapes, while footwear like lace-up deck shoes and Selleria-stitched Wellingtons underscore the collection’s theme of luxury functionality.
In a striking move, FENDI partners with Ma Yansong/MAD Architects, bringing a futuristic twist to the Peekaboo ISeeU and debuting a new sneaker that challenges conventional design with ergonomic flair.
Sound and Vision
The collection’s presentation was as much an auditory experience as it was visual, with a bespoke soundtrack by Nico Vascellari and Rocco Rampino resonating in the backdrop, encapsulating the collection’s essence in rhythm and melody.
As the FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2024-25 collection makes its mark, it stands as a statement of lifestyle, inviting the modern man to embrace a wardrobe where the allure of nature meets the rhythm of the city. Explore the full collection here and below.