Familiar to many, but brand new to us, Rome’s foremost fashion house is on MR PORTER at last. Salve!
In its showroom in Milan, to a thumping soundtrack of Sister Sledge’s “Lost In Music”, Fendi sent out a SS18 collection that was the perfect mix of wearable and wonderful. It was widely declared to be the show of the season. Vogue critic Mr Luke Leitch wrote, “This excellent collection nailed a tricky-to-pin sweet spot in the Venn diagram between conventionally wearable and perversely covetable.”
It really has been Fendi’s year, so it is fitting that the menswear line is making its debut on MR PORTER this spring. MR PORTER Fashion Editor Ms Eilidh Greig says the collection will appeal to two very different sorts of gentlemen. “The out-there bold prints and vibrant colours mixed in with the sportswear are perfect for the fashion guy who wants to trade up,” she says. “The beautifully constructed luxury pieces that nod to classic 1950s and 1960s Italian style are going to catch the eye of the man who is looking for something traditional with a twist and might want to shake things up a bit by, say, swapping a blazer for a blouson. The colour palette of rich chocolates, dusty pinks and navy is perfect for spring and summer.”
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