Fendi revealed its Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection inside the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana that served as the spectacular stage for the label’s effortlessly elegant showcase.
“How you see things – and from where you see them – has never been more important,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi. “Our singular point of view in this period has modified our perception of the world – and mine has become so linked to what I see from the arches and the rooftop of our building. It is almost like a bird’s eye view of Rome from here. The colors and the perspective are always changing – the soft palette of the Roman sky across the day is so beautiful and I wanted it to be a focal point of this collection.”
It was a rich interplay of lightness and ease with a laser-sharp focus on the future of luxury. The collection showcased outerwear such as vented trench coats, roomy windcheaters and button-down shirting options in monochrome styling. The colour palette brings in pastel shots of lemon, ice blue, lavender, pistachio and peony against mineral shades of travertine, chalk, graphite and slate.
Coming over to the accessories, Fendi’s Spring/Summer 2022 accessories collection is a playful escape from reality, subverting everyday objects with the heights of the house’s craftsmanship. Swimming goggles and swimming caps in collaboration with Arena join ping-pong racket bags as ironic summer essentials, and the Baguette is shrunk as a jewellery pouch on a fine waist chain. The Peekaboo appears in matte nylon, finished with burnished edges or Selleria macro stitches. New luggage shapes in canvas and printed FF logo mesh feature a bonded convex profile for a ‘fisheye’ effect and the new Fendiness utility buckle appears on a series of nylon webbing backpacks and crossbody styles.