Personal EquipmentKarl Lagerfeld in dialogue with Silvia Venturini

“In my fantasy world, he is the only man related to Fendi.
So yes, he is the man in my life.” Silvia Venturini

  “In my fantasy world, he is the only man related to Fendi. So yes, he is the man in my life.” Silvia Venturini

Acknowledging close to a lifetime of mentorship and mutual respect, the Men’s Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Show sees Karl Lagerfeld’s integral artistic vision of FENDI as its main source of inspiration in a one-time, exclusive collaboration. With Silvia Venturini the Creative Director of Fendi, Lagerfeld’s hand can be seen across the collection, from the rigorous cut of a tailored shoulder to the palette of sharp blacks and classic neutrals with a metallic sheen. Channelling a shared sense of humour, witty trompe l’oeil effects abound: zippers bifurcate sleeves, knits or coat backs, and silk organza poses lightness against leather and fur.
From Lagerfeld’s original sketch, a unique asymmetric collar wraps from a shawl collar on the right, to a notch lapel on the left, accenting sharp blazers and overcoats. Elsewhere, his world springs to life in the Karl Collage: illustrated FENDI logos, hand-written letters and vintage photographs tell the story of the designer’s process through digital printed silks, shearling intarsia and sheer mesh luggage.