Fendi usher in the New Roaring Twenties with their take on the 21st century Dandy
By Bailey Slater | Fashion | 16 January 2022

Now that the Roaring Twenties 2.0 is finally settling into our new normal, Fendi isn’t wasting any time delivering their say on the future of men’s style. On the menu this season is male sophistication via a neo-dandy reimagining of early 20th-century menswear, involving soft accessories, sporty leather gloves – perhaps an ode to the house’s late creative director Karl Lagerfeld, who was rarely seen without a pair – and a swagger-inducing electro soundtrack courtesy of Italian DJ Alessandro Cortini. 

The Fendi gentleman of FW22 might not throw his monogram trench over a muddy puddle for you, not if he has any sense anyway, but he’ll definitely keep your lipstick in a range of handheld satchels and chain-strapped Baguette’s incorporated from the label’s womenswear line. In his pursuit of leisurely nonchalance, his ever-expansive luxe eveningwear consists of cropped double-breasted jackets in smooth ox-blood, elongated suits that fall just above the knee and puffy bow-ties akin to black flower petals. Jackets worn as capes, Mary Janes fitted with decorative timepieces attached to the strap, Beau Brummell in a bucket hat. The Fendi dandy may dare to bare his chest with plunging necklines and dark, cut-out knit undershirts, but no fear, he staves off the chill with his (Delfina Delettrez Fendi-designed) knitted O’Lock chain motif choker adorned with a single string of pearls, which is inexplicably to hand at all times.

GALLERYCatwalk images from Fendi FW22