“MFW Fall 2020: Fendi”
Silvia Venturini Fendi’s first thought is about the future of women’s fashion. In her idea it should speak of women’s liberation and empowerment. It is not about shouted slogans or stances put on stage, but rather about a subtle fil rouge, which winds its way through the catwalk looks. The shapes of dresses and coats are delightfully feminine and those structured sleeves are the quintessence of this season’s trend that wants balloon shoulders. However, there is something absolutely decisive in every look, which leaves no doubt at all: we are not in front of old style good ladies we would have expected, but rather to strong and self-confident women, who do not feel vulnerable wearing ultra feminine garments. The same idea is applied to the theory of sight. Fendi woman does not dress to please anyone, even less to be the object of male glances. All she asks is to feel comfortable, beautiful for herself.
In addition to the detail of the shoulders and sleeves, there are other essential elements that make each outfit super trendy. The mini rigid bags to hang on the belt for example, and the satin gloves long at the elbow. Hair accessories are also beautiful. Furs are made ethically with waste or recycled materials, while for us the best outfit is still the black leather trench worn by Bella Hadid. Last but not least, two curvy models, Jill Kortleve and Paloma Elsesser, were also on the catwalk for the first time at Fendi. Speaking of freedom.
Words by Giulia Greco