Fendi Fall 2014 Menswear

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For her Spring show, Silvia Venturini Fendi imagined sunshine coming through an open door. For today’s Fendi presentation she was thinking about the wind blowing through an open window, stirring the goat fur that ran for what seemed like half a mile down the catwalk and up the back wall, making it ripple like grass—or like some eerily serpentine monster. (After the show, she reassured anxious guests that this extravagantly decadent effect would be repurposed as carpets for the Fendi Casa business.)

“We’re making a connection between the Fendi man and the primitive, organic nature of Fendi’s raw material,” Silvia explained. It’s often been the way with Fendi collections: the tug between the atavistic nature of animal fur and the linear, vaguely futuristic nature of the clothes. (The pixel print on a poplin shirt looked like twenty-second-century Liberty.) Tame and wild, urban and natural—Fendi can point to a long history…

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