Before departing Italy as Milan Men’s Fashion Week comes to a close, PAUSE checked in at the first-class Fendi show furnished with airport accessories. Parallel to the models jet-setting down the runway carrying steel suitcases, heavily-branded wheeled totes and patterned weekend holdalls, came Fendi leather bags, fur prams and printed trunks travelling on a thematic luggage carrier.
Rich in chocolate browns, smooth caramels and coffee colours, the creamy palette was complimented with popping yellow and blue hues and a contemporary, collaged newspaper print. Dominating the catwalk, the return of the double ‘F’ Fendi logo seen at the previous womenswear show emblazoned pieces repetitively. Enriching coat linings, decorating borg jackets in diagonal striping and more subtly used to add collar detailing, the graphic is sure to make a huge return to the mainstream during upcoming seasons.
Silvia Fendi has collaborated with Scottish artist Reilly for Autumn/Winter ’18, an artist who has previously, popularly merged logos of high-culture brands with those of pop culture. Working with Fendi, Reilly has developed surrealist symbolism, designed with codes that are a key part of this seasons catwalk. Ambiguous patterning and playful irony seeping through in the attire adds extra depth to the strict colour scheming.
Retro suits and flight jackets, aviator sunglasses and cross-body bags all channel fashions for flying in during the past 100 years, a concept the designer has wielded for the upcoming collection. PAUSE is keen to board the flight of Fendi as the direction of the luxury Italian brand looks set to create an impact, seat belts on please.
Check out the full Fendi Autumn/Winter 2018 collection which showcased at Milan Fashion Week below: