It seems Fendi has come up with the perfect solution to how the suit fits into today’s fluid approach to style. The new Denim Capsule for Winter ‘21 takes the familiar silhouette and structure of tailoring and brings modern panache through the use of dark denim.
Made up of a single-breasted coat, blazer and a bomber jacket plus a range of denim in a variety of fits – from skinny to regular and relaxed – the collection brings an interesting twist to the conversation of tailoring and where it fits (pun intended) in today’s world. A world where the casual and the relaxed are now the norm and formal attire is just that – a mere formality.
Details remain priority – a strength of Silvia Venturini Fendi and her work. A shearling-lined bomber comes with jacquard weave Fendi pocket patches that resemble the traditional leather patch on jeans while the blazer’s casual feel is kept elevated with a precise cut and fit.
The jeans offer more options for personalisation with an array of fits. Streamlined skinny legs, or today’s must have relaxed. Small pinces in the front are an additional nod to traditional tailored trousers.
A carrot-cut has also been created, cropped at the ankle to bring a fresh edge to the ensemble.
And ensemble it is – double denim is an easy style to lean into but usually best left to washed, lighter blues.
The decision to work with darker denim – almost raw – keeps the balance just right between denim’s hard yakka heritage and the upscale treatment of the fabric.
Jokes about the Canadian tuxedo etc aside, there’s no doubt that denim has become the uniform of the modern world. Maybe it’s just been waiting for the right pair of hands to come along to really showcase how it can be elevated through even the most subtlest of details.