The Fendi runway appeared to be a wet pebbled path... imprinted with footsteps and treacherous with puddles. But upon closer inspection, it was a composite of loose stones and granite held together with clear resin; the perfect treading ground for the sturdy canvas shoes with thick rubber soles worn by the models.
This industrious and urban aesthetic... was carried through to the apparel. Silvia Venturini Fendi sent out coats and jackets printed with a pebble camouflage (that mirrored the runway) and paired them with a casual collection characterised by oversized polos and relaxed trousers in somber shades of black and slate grey; but occasionally punctuated with metallic lurex tees in copper, crimson, blue and silver.
Ultimately, it was an elemental offering focused on sportswear classics... but the fabrications were still undeniably luxe: A short-sleeve shirt was crafted from black leather, a backpack constructed from python, and a knee-length coat finished in a dégradé suede.
The headwear of choice... was a classic visor. And we were particularly fond of the black crocodile version used to top off a brick-red leather parka worn unfastened over a white crew neck tee and blue tracksuit pants.
But where was the famous Fendi fur? Cleverly utilised on a black zip-up bomber embellished with the brand's 'bag bug' eyes and subtly injected into the collection by way of fur accessories on bags.
To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.
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