’80s tailoring and tonal hues were on the menu today as Fendi presented its Fall/Winter 2019 Menswear collection, and while beige is considered boring by those who crave a pop of colour, the Italian fashion house proved it to be anything but. Taking to Milan Fashion Week today, the heritage brand drew from its long history while infusing classic silhouettes with modern sportswear.
Taking to a long, monogrammed runway, the first looks showcased timeless tailoring in tonal beige and browns in the form of oversized outerwear, essential shirts and large leather goods, drawing cues from its heritage. It was the use of sheer materials, heavy leather and subtle touches of utility that thrust the vintage-inspired looks into 2019 while sportswear made a bold appearance later in the show. A nod to the streetwear trend, the Fendi runway then showcased contrast colour blocking and busy prints amongst splashes of red, metallic sportswear and avant-garde sartorial ventures.
“Today, for a young kid, or for somebody who didn’t experience it before, to be in a suit and tie is the most subversive attire. I wanted to see all those men approaching a classical mood,” Creative Director of Menswear, Venturini Fendi told WWD.
Separating itself from the pack, each look was finished off with collaborative bags from Tokyo-based company Porter, cult hats and sunglasses as well as subtle jewellery drawing design cues from that of Lagerfeld’s earlier designs.
View each look below.