Fendi Fall Winter 2024-2025 Menswear “Hybrid”. Story by RUNWAY MAGAZINE. Photo Courtesy: Fendi.
As the seasons change and fashion enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the unveiling of the latest trends, Fendi once again captures our imagination with its Men’s Fall Winter 2024-2025 collection. Artistic Director of Menswear, Silvia Venturini Fendi, brings forth a sartorial symphony that seamlessly marries the rustic charm of the countryside with the cosmopolitan flair of the urban landscape.
To put it short – feminine men in skirts.
In this collection, Fendi delves into the dichotomy of the urban and bucolic, presenting a masculine wardrobe that skillfully merges tradition with technological innovation. Venturini Fendi’s keen eye for detail and her commitment to pushing the boundaries of menswear are evident in the thoughtful juxtaposition of materials, colors, and silhouettes.
The palette of the collection reflects the hibernal beauty of nature, with tones of peat, granite, burnt umber, coal, and forest green creating a rich tapestry. Unexpected bursts of color, such as cornflower blue, cherry red, grass green, canary yellow, and cloud gray, add vibrancy and contrast, elevating the pieces to a new level of sophistication.
The collection unfolds with a nod to the Scottish kilt, embodied in long pleated shorts paired with leather Wellingtons and hiking socks. The interplay of textures is a key theme, with Casentino blanket wools, all-weather cloths, and loden adding depth and warmth. Outerwear takes center stage, featuring raglan shoulders, Selleria leather collars, and contrasting accents in suede ‘corduroy’, creating a fusion of rugged utility and opulent detailing.
Knitwear becomes a canvas for playful accents, from heat-pressed cable knits to ribbed wrap cardigans, demonstrating Fendi’s mastery in both craftsmanship and design. The use of washed denim and mohair textures further expands the material vocabulary, creating fringed ‘furs’ and exceptional trench coats.
The accessories collection embraces curves and contours, with the Siesta bag and Melon hobo showcasing innovative designs. The Peekaboo ISeeU Soft returns, its smooth, cushioned form epitomizing homely sophistication. On foot, lace-up deck shoes and grain leather Wellington boots, adorned with Selleria stitching, add the perfect finishing touch.
Fendi’s collaboration with MAD Architects introduces futuristic elements to the collection, emphasizing the harmonious relationship between man and nature. The deconstructed Peekaboo ISeeU and sleek slip-on sneakers showcase varnished aluminum contours and organic, injection-molded soles, providing a modern twist to classic silhouettes.
In a seamless fusion of fashion, architecture, music, and technology, Fendi unveils the FENDI x DEVIALET Mania portable handheld speaker. Crafted with precision by Devialet’s team of haute technologie engineers, this state-of-the-art speaker offers an immersive audio experience, blending seamlessly with the collection’s avant-garde aesthetic.
The runway show, conceived by Italian artist Nico Vascellari, unfolds in the geometric path of elongated FF monograms at the Fendi headquarters in Milan, Italy. The live audience seated on brushed steel benches witnesses a spectacle that not only showcases Fendi’s commitment to excellence but also celebrates the intersection of art, fashion, and technology.
Fendi’s Men’s Fall 2024-25 collection is a testament to the brand’s ability to evolve. Silvia Venturini Fendi’s creative vision, coupled with innovative collaborations and a keen sense of materiality, cements Fendi’s position at the forefront of menswear fashion.