Fendi staged its latest couture show inside the former home of the Paris Bourse on Thursday. But while its owner LVMH continues to flourish on the French stock market, Fendi did not enjoy a winning couture season.
The menswear collections for next winter presented in Milan and Paris signalled a return to a chic, comfortable style, redefining silhouettes by means of textures and proportions, with a focus on outerwear.
This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
A collective display by Christian Dior on Monday, with a sober and somber collection of international couture, where the key message was less a singular designer’s vision than a collective team effort.
Kim Jones celebrated the 75th anniversary of the New Look with a sensational menswear collection, and a beautifully staged show for the house of Dior, winning him a standing ovation Friday afternoon in Paris.
Next winter’s men’s collection designed for the LVMH-owned Italian luxury label by Silvia Fendi Venturini is a sophisticated, modern revisitation, with a slightly British edge, of Fendi’s classic past wardrobe.
Missing Armani, the Milan fashion week scheduled on January 14-18 will feature 16 physical shows and 18 digital ones. Among the events, a unique installation in homage to Virgil Abloh at the Louis Vuitton store.