May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Milan: Deception was the key word for the Fendi Spring/Summer collection: Silvia Venturini Fendi sent out a menswear collection on what appeared to be a rain-slick gravel runway evoking scenes of dingy parking lots at midnight. The clothes were just as dark and deceptively cool, with high-class urban attitude. Functionality and comfort formed the key themes: loose, simple silhouettes were offered in rich fabrications, screaming sophistication; T-shirts gleamed with a dull gold or silver lacquer, popping out from underneath drop shoulder coats in eye-popping rubber, gradient python and supple suede’s. Tracksuit bottoms came in hi-shine leather whilst a granite print – carried over from the Womens’ Resort collection – provided a pop-esque visual interest on utility style separates. Functional, covetable and incredibly commercial. –Anna Ross
Theme: Upper-class Urban
Key Items: Oversize Tee, Loose and flared pants, Polo shirt, Suede bomber, Duster parka coat
Colour: Bronze, Mud, Khaki, Grey-blue, Tan, Sunset red, Mustard, Brick, Sky, Noir
Materials and Trims: Suede, Jersey, Cotton, Nylon, Waxed cotton, Scuba, Lurex, Leather, Faux fur, Silk, Crepe
Print and Pattern: Python, Gravel, Mini monsters, Floral brocade, Collages geometrics
Accessories and Footwear: Python Visors, Bug backpacks, Creeper sneakers View
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