FENDI Men's Fall/Winter 2019 Runway Report
21 January 2019

FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2019 Runway Report

The concept of Dualism was once again at work in FENDI‘s Men’s Fall/Winter 19 collection: the juxtaposition between futurism and classicism, zippers split knitwear and plongé nappa pieces in two, left and right became interchangeable, as well as the front and back. Transparency and sheer fabrics are a testament to lightness, and tuxedo, for the first time, is cut in organza, serving as a contrast to other heavier fabrics like leather and fur. The palette for the season, was all about black, beige and brown, with pops of red and electric blue.

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks

For FW19, Karl Lagerfeld became FENDI’s “guest artist”, thus marking the fashion meister’s first time as co-designer for menswear for a one-time, exclusive collaboration. Why “artist”? That’s because Karl created a collage featuring illustrated FENDI logos, hand-written letters and vintage photographs  on printed silks, shearling intarsia and sheer mesh luggage.

Fendi Men's FW19 Runway Looks Karl Lagerfeld

Fendi Mens FW19 Runway Bags Karl Lagerfeld

Fendi Mens FW19 Runway Bags Karl Lagerfeld

Accessories-wise, we see a new futuristic FF logo alternating with a calligraphic variation, even on the jewellery. FW19 also takes the jet-setting man into consideration, featuring an array of practical cases which are studded, foldable, and even those that come with transparent protective covers which convert into shoppers. But, the most noteworthy of them all, is the iconic Baguette‘s entry into the men’s universe,  in several sizes ranging from mini to maxi, they can be worn crossbody, hand-carried, or as a belt bag, available in Selleria leather, and exotic skins such as precious croco or mink. Yet another carry-over from the women’s line, are the Peekaboo X-Lite Fit and the new Peekaboo Essential. The Peekaboo and Baguette bags made in technical nylon, are also a collaboration with Porter-Yoshida.

Travel Cases
Fendi Mens FW19 Baguette
Baguette
Fendi Mens FW19 Peekaboo
Peekaboo X-Lite and Peekaboo Essential

The Verdict: I personally really like the Karl Lagerfeld collage bags, but then again, I’m a huge fan of all things artsy fartsy so no surprises here. The calligraphic version of the FF logo, too is a breath of fresh air. The futuristic variation of the logo, on the other hand, would certainly find favour with the guys who prefer an edgier, street style vibe.

 

Images courtesy of FENDI