FENDI Men’s by Silvia Venturini – simply beautiful classic cuts in luxurious textiles that any one could love

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Simply stated it is all about elegant chic, beautiful classic cuts in luxurious textiles that look both opulent and classic sophistication. Ornamentation reflects the decadence of the city, asymmetry and volume show off the craftsmanship and a little skin revealing one shoulder. The palette is classic with shades of grey, oatmeal, burnt umber, mocha, mauve, lavender, deep navy and of course black but not so much of it.

There were blanket coats and this season’s version of the poncho, ribbed cashmere track separates, off the shoulder sweater vests, and my favourite a trouser cut with a draped skirt. Double-breasted overcoats featured satin lapels, the ever present fringe fell at the edge of some of the looks.

An array of great accessories including man-bags, the new backpack and shoes had a slotted F logo chiseled into the cuban heel. Delfina Delettrez Fendi interpreted the FENDI Shadow in engraved cuffs, chains and squared pendants. The show took place at the House headquarter in Milan transformed into a giant roller disco pinball machine with a custom disco soundtrack entitled “After Dark”, the soundtrack ended with the iconic disco hit “I Feel Love” 1977 music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Donna Summer and Pete Bellotte…in true FENDI tradition the collaboration with the Italian electronic music scene continues.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.