by Jeremy Danté

MILAN – striking a chord with my obsession with a dark palette ensued with grey, this season, was fendi. for the past couple of seasons, i’ve loved what fendi is doing with their menswear collections. it’s either a hit or miss, too dull or too over the top- when i sit and gather my thoughts about this collections each season. everything from the grooming to the accessories was perfect for me, personally, in this collection. quite literally, i do mean personally, as i find that this collection speaks largely to my current perception of style, as well as my own form of dress. there is a formality that is blended with the idea of casual style. the street meets the board room. this concept and design approach is becoming much more frequent. with the rise of the internet, comes the heavier influence of the street. independent style voices are the rulers, while it seems that editors and publications respectively, are taking notice. the runway is being influenced by the street, and each season the street continues to dominate with fresh adjustments of what is presented in the luxury sector. never void of their signature furs, fendi presented a striking menswear set of handsome style that bodes well with sharp tailoring and neo-classic styling. i love, love, love this collection and am pleased to see that the label is taking a younger approach to style. for men, it seems that the rules of engagement are heavier. guidelines are strict, and this can prove to be dull come show season. this collection proves that, within those limited parameters, great style can still be expressed in new and exciting ways. a strong collection for the season, another reason why fall is the best fashion season. superbly handsome fall style.

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