For Fendi’s Pre-Fall 2013 Men’s Collection, it was all about luxe details + texture. There was a huge presence of fur on the runway, with everything from fur covered boots, large fur coats, fur ‘fanny packs’ that looked more like small satchels (also in leather) and a fur muffler, to totes with fur front panels. You also saw plenty of wool from suits, some of which had jackets with an attached hood making it almost outerwear – in solids and prints – and coats to leather pants + accessories and some knitwear. The collection also played with proportion by pairing slim to relax fitting pants – sometimes in leather – with oversized wool coats punctuated by large fur lapels to huge fur coats or just pairing a simple hooded jacket (fur or wool) as an alternative to the overcoat or trench over a suit.
Fendi’s reinterpretations of classics are interesting, where old + new meet somewhere in the middle, literally – check out Fendi’s version of a navy hooded ‘peacoat’ with a wool top and bottom ‘hemmed’ in leather (pic 2, row 2), a hunter green leather jacket that is part leather on top, including sleeves, with a light grey wool bottom that looks like the bottom of a suit jacket (below)
+ a plaid shirt, where the pattern looks like it just dripped off completely, slightly below the shoulders, exposing the solid background color (pic 3, row 1). My favorite part of the collection though, is a shirt that reminds me of a retro dentist’s uniform, with no front buttons at all but rather on the side of the neck that when unbuttoned, almost looks like a structured cowl (pic 2, row 1).
(photos: Vogue Paris)