The iconic Italian fashion house has us looking through the looking-glass for their family-oriented collection.
In the past few months, most of us have been sat inside dreaming of what this year could have been, and watching the world go by through sun-tinted windows surrounded by family in quarantine. This brought on inspiration for Silvia Venturini Fendi, whose SS21 collection showcased during Milan Fashion Week yesterday. Weaving in ideas of quiet introspection and generations reunited, the collection presented itself with precious linen fabrics and intricate embroidering, conjuring up images of vintage bedding and precious tableware.
Revealed in a spacious white space, with fresh white cotton curtains blowing softly in the breeze, the digital show brought us to a luminous garden with an array of shadows and light accentuating the ornate craftsmanship of each piece.
Mostly filled with a flaxen colour palette with spots of rich reds and statement blacks, the collection focused on tailoring for the upcoming season, with sleek lapels and single-breasted blazers dominating the runaway. Breaking away from their previous Spring/Summer collection, which saw striking prints and brown hues, the Italian fashion house opted for more muted tones, stripping it back to basics and with layers of natural ombres creating a soft and simple look. Airy and light tunics were also a focal point in the digital showcase, with elegant silks and faded flora prints merged to replicate the transparency of glass windows laced with oriental chrysanthemums.
It wouldn’t have been a Fendi show without their impressive and iconic accessories collection making an appearance. Playing with bold embellishments and weaved structures, this season’s accessories collection boasted reinventions of their legendary Peekaboo bag as well as debuting beach-style basket clutches made from on-trend PVC fabrics. While we might not have been able to experience the show in person, Fendi brought their historical home to us and built a collection that represents the importance of family and reflection.