The subliminal immersion into the Fendi Fall Winter 2022 menswear collection begins when one looks beyond the palette of tan, beige, brown, and resuscitated oxblood. While none of the above are particularly arresting, en masse the first impression can be a retro red light. Where are the ‘pop of rock’ and the ‘shock of logo’ so prevalent in menswear collections today?
Softness, ease, open necks, silk socks, dolman sleeves, and the refined and elegant play of indulgent textures become enriching with continued study. There is spaciousness and freedom of movement in the collection. The softness, volume, and sharp cuts within this tailored collection incorporate gender fluidity without exclamation. Sexy wide-open necklines and strategic cutouts are designed with the sole purpose of highlighting necklaces. Among the stellar array of accessories, including bags of desire, Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi added the Mary Jane, complete with watch strap, into the mix, of boots, manly dress shoes, and metallic accented sports shoes signaling the simplicity of fluidity, now a given in men’s fashion. Fendi.