Having premiered back in June 2019 at the Villa Reale in Milan, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection is a collaboration between silvia venturini fendi and a guest artist, luca guardagnino.
—By Luisa Tarantino
The Fendi Spring/Summer 2020 collection draws inspiration from the bucolic, drawing on the idea of man’s most sophisticated relationship with nature being that which he has with the garden. Indeed, the collection is kept within a minimal, earthy colour palette, floral and leafy prints, and utilitarian cuts.
Guadagnino’s “Botanics for FENDI” prints appear on a variety of materials and cuts, from nylon tote bags to lighter outerwear pieces, light shirts and utilitarian jumpsuits inspired by gardening uniforms. Long silk shirts make reference to Guadagnino’s childhood in Ethiopia, while other nods to the art of gardening appear through the accessories in the collection, such as through the woven raffia FF logo sunhats and FENDI gardening shoes, which feature bottle-opener key rings featuring miniature rakes and pruning shears.
The collection is filled with various accessories, namely bags, filled with texture and the iconic FF logo. FENDI’s iconic bags, the Baguette and Peekaboo appear in a wide array of variants – from the Essential to the X-Lite – with differing materials combined together, from precious exotics to woven raffia and classic Selleria leather.
You can see the entire runway collection (all 60 looks) on Fendi’s website.
See some of our personal favourite looks below.