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letting nature take its course, silvia venturini fendi goes into the wild

There were no indoor children allowed at Silvia Venturini Fendi’s men’s show in Milan where a catwalk made of goat fur set the tone for the most luxurious activewear collection of the season.

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The collection felt very outdoorsy.
It’s a little bit metropolitan highland. I like the connection with the outdoor: the breeze, the wind, and everything that’s moving. It’s a man that is very connected to his primitiveness by definition, using those kind of materials, which are the human being’s first garments.

How did it translate into the collection?
This time the fur is quite natural. You know, the colour. But I’ve been working in the fusion of fabric and fur a lot, for instance the first outfit, which is a jumper in knitwear and shearling, and it’s like they’re melted together without sewing.

Is there a mood to the collection?
I think it’s free-spirited, and there’s also a lightness and an ironic vibe that seems important when you deal with such luxurious materials. That’s why I’ve been playing with all these small things like the heads with the monster eyes, or these gloves that remind me of ape men.

Why is lightness important right now?
I think irony is a key word in these times. When the game is tough you have to play tough, but a good dose of humour helps you a lot in life.

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