Fendi presented its Spring/Summer 2021 collection as part of Milan Fashion Week.
The brand decided on a physical show this season but with a much smaller social-distanced audience in place. Virtual guests were reportedly sent bags of pasta as a representation of how we watch fashion shows in this “new normal”.
The mood of this collection, which will be the last designed solely by Silvia Venturini Fend before the arrival of Kim Jones next season, felt like a revival, a blank canvas to which bold colours and soft prints were added.
The collection featured both men’s and women’s looks and was a coming together of genders and a representation of the way we are living at home currently. Titled Fendi Reflections this was a representation of the experience we have all had throughout the global pandemic and the way the world has changed.
The clothing was lightweight with clean lines, while geometric cuts and styles added a modern touch. There was a definite feeling of comfort to these pieces with soft loose layering and pyjama style pieces lace details and linen – perhaps a nod to how we have all been dressing over these past six months!
The image of nature through a windowpane was projected throughout the show space and this graphic was also seen on some of the clothing. This image of a window in the home was a representation of the way we have seen life over these past months.
But there was a glimmer of glamour between the lines as bold colours and dressier pieces were presented between the casual wear. For those days when we still need some elegance in our lives; or an image of the future perhaps?
As for the accessories, we saw lattice frame totes and PVC market bags – something we all need at a time like this. While mini bags were still key to the offering. Embroidered silk scarves were layered effortlessly over leather handbags to add a hint of vintage style.