April 23 2014

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91 posts tagged "Fendi"

A Walk To Remember


Arguably, the opportunity to be in a room with Alec Baldwin is, in this day and age, enough to coax anyone out on a rainy night. Now add to that a good cause (New York’s Coalition for the Homeless) and an auction that includes works by Francesco Clemente, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Yes, you read that last one correctly. Artwalk 2010—hosted by Baldwin, Richard Gere, and Carey Lowell, and honoring Rosenquist—does primarily draw from visual artists for its annual for-charity auction, but since Fendi has signed on as this year’s sponsor, the house matriarch (and accessories designer) has ponied up, too. Hitting the block will be a made-to-order Selleria Peekaboo bag (pictured), customizable from the leather or skin down to the stitching and lining, in 37 color variations. No wonder Isabella Rossellini, Selita Ebanks, Heather Marks, and Olympia Scarry are all expected at tonight’s event. Want to join them? Tickets are still available at, where you can also bid on auction items.

Photo: Courtesy of Fendi

Hungry Comme Le Loup


The party to beat in Paris was Fendi O’, where Duran Duran—resurgent, and with an eagerly anticipated, Mark Ronson-produced album in the offing—played a host of favorite hits and a new standard (their cover of Bowie’s “Boys Keep Swinging”) for the crowd.

Missed the bash? Lucky for you, we’ve got the videos. Here for your afternoon entertainment are Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor, with “Boys Keep Swinging” and (because how could we not?) “Hungry Like the Wolf.”

Accessories Go Green


Brilliant color has been one of the major runway stories of Spring ’11 so far, and not only in apparel. Accessories are turning up in vivid shades, too. In particular, we’ve noticed a preference for green at the Milan shows to date, ranging from a dark teal all the way to apple. We’ve arranged them across the spectrum here, with bags from (left to right) Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Prada, Jil Sander, and Bottega Veneta, above. But to really appreciate them, you need to click the image above for a larger version—in living color, as it were.

Photos: Gianni Pucci /

Don’t Miss A Link


One of the highlights of a Fendi show is always the accessories, and Silvia Venturini Fendi’s bags for her family’s house are deservedly adored. But don’t miss the jewelry this season—if you ask us, it’s the must-buy from Lagerfeld and Fendi’s strong new collection. All the action is on the wrist this time around, with oversized, chain-link bracelets piling on top of colorful, graphic watches, and F-clasp enamel bangles. Blink and you might’ve missed them as they sped down the runway-which reason enough to give a close look through all of our runway details. Click here to see close-ups of the Fendi jewelry, bags, and shoes, and click the details tab here for all of the Spring 2011 detail shots we’ve run so far.

Photo: Gianni Pucci /

Fendi Fêtes The Best Of Roman Bespoke


When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Where menswear is concerned, that’s custom, thanks to the Eternal City’s long tradition of tailoring finesse. And though the bespoke business is faltering a bit, there are still expert practitioners to be found. The best place to start looking: the new, Fendi-sponsored guidebook A Tailor-Made Guidebook ROME.

Written by Andrea Spezzigu and Pascal Gautrand—the first fashion resident of the French Academy at Rome’s Villa Médicis—the guidebook points out 239 establishments for custom menswear, everything from tailoring to glasses, scents to watches, even ecclesiastical frocks. (You never know.) Gautrand, during his time at the Villa, dedicated himself to exploring the intricacies and nuances of Rome’s sartorie, or shirtmakers. He sent a photograph of a shirt he picked up at Zara to 30 of them and commissioned copies. The diverse gallery show of his results suggests even a mass-produced basic can take on endless variations when interpreted by an individual. “Bespoke clothing is a meeting of the minds,” Gautrand explains. “It’s a combination of the customer’s identity and the experience and savoir faire of the artisan. Rome is rich with hand-tailoring establishments, and it’s still possible to have a shirt made here for €50, but many of them are closing.” Fendi menswear creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi agrees: She wrote the guide’s foreword and plans to follow up with a women’s edition and tailor-made guides to other cities.

Equally tailor-made: the handmade call-to-arms that Gautrand and Fendi launched during Rome’s recent Altaroma couture week (pictured). (Silvia Fendi is the incoming president of Altaroma.) A patchwork banner covering the Palazzo Fendi was created from 6,300 fabric “pixels” cut from donated shirts, assembled by students of Rome’s Accademia di Costume e di Moda.