FENDI Men’s FW2023 Show was all about being “Cozy, sexy, and cool” based on the show report. Silvia Fendi describes the collection as one that explores the “opulence of the everyday, and the elegance of the unexpected.”
It was a tasteful blend of traditional and contemporary looks with a sartorial edge. As classic menswear designs experimented with delicate texture and patina, trompe l’oeil patterns appeared frequently throughout the collection. Cocooning outerwear contrasts with the sensuality of languid knits and deconstructed shirting redefined the boundaries of utility, comfort and luxury. Meanwhile, the one-shoulder top, a playful take on New York in the 1980s, was plentiful throughout the collection. Whether as sexy sweaters or quirky dress shirts, the exposed shoulder look is sexy and sophisticated. Between trend-setting design, craftmanship and luxurious material, the line between harsh and conventional was blurred as the series also explores the decadence of the city and the allure of nightlife.
A Playful Take on The Iconic Baguette
The FENDI Men’s FW2023 collection also included several iterations of the iconic FENDI Baguette, now reimagined in burnished leather and shearling, with added utility pockets. The Peekaboo bag now comes with bold metallic strap hardware and sprayed shearling or harness detailing. A new hobo satchel in FENDI Shadow suede or grained leather, and woven FF cashmere bucket bags hold fringed blankets. On the new Chiodo backpack, ergonomic straps with metallic hinges create a futuristic design statement.
Even before the presentation began, Silvia Fendi added a layer of fun to the show experience. So, she transformed the House headquarter into a mesmerizing roller disco pinball for the Men’s Fall/Winter 2023 show. She even commissioned legendary Italian composer and producer, Giorgio Moroder to create an original score, “After Dark”. The soundtrack included a rendition of the iconic disco hit “I Feel Love” and lyrics by Donna Summer and Pete Bellotte.