Fendi Staged A Second Fall/ Winter 2019 Runway In Shanghai

Shanghai is ready for Fendi.

Last weekend, the Italian fashion house of Fendi decamped out of Milan and restaged their Fall/ Winter 2019 runway show in Shanghai—perhaps better remembered as the final Fendi ready-to-wear collection that the late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, worked on alongside Silvia Venturini Fendi.

Celebrities, influencers, and the global media descended in full force upon the Powerlong Art Museum—a sprawling 23,000 square meters space located 20 minutes from Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport.

At the photo call, the Chinese actress Gong Li was spotted with Fendi’s CEO, Serge Brunschwig.

On the left, Serge Brunschwig posing for a shot with the Chinese actress, Gong Li.
On the left, Serge Brunschwig posing for a shot with the Chinese actress, Gong Li.
On the left, Chinese actor Chen Kun. On the right, the Chinese national badminton player, Cai Yun.
On the left, Chinese actor Chen Kun. On the right, the Chinese national badminton player, Cai Yun.
From left, the Chinese dancer Tang Shiyi and Zhang Zilin, the Miss World 2007 turned actress.
From left, the Chinese dancer Tang Shiyi and Zhang Zilin, the Miss World 2007 turned actress.
From left, the Japanese actress Riisa Naka posing for a shot with her husband, the Japanese actor, Akiyoshi Nakao.
From left, the Japanese actress Riisa Naka posing for a shot with her husband, the Japanese actor, Akiyoshi Nakao. On the right, the Chinese actor, Timmy Xu, who made his fashion runway debut that very evening.

Titled “Roma in Shanghai”, otherwise #fendishanghai2019 on Instagram, the runway was a rehash of the Fall/ Winter 2019 collection presented earlier this year in Milan this February. Show-goers were immersed in light projections of Rome’s monuments—Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, otherwise more commonly known as the Square Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. An additional 15 looks were created specially for this Shanghai repeat show:

From left, Chinese actor Timmy Xu opened the show in one of the 15 outfits designed for the occasion. Looks 46 and 47 in the middle and on the right.
From left, Chinese actor Timmy Xu opened the show in one of the 15 outfits designed for the occasion. Looks 46 and 47 in the middle and on the right.
From left, looks 48, 50, and 52.
From left, looks 48, 50, and 52.
From left, looks 59, 68, and 83.
From left, looks 59, 68, and 83.
From left, looks 84, 87, and 88.
From left, looks 84, 87, and 88.
From left, looks 99, 101, and 102.
From left, looks 99, 101, and 102.
Models took their rounds across all three floors of the show venue.
Models took their rounds across all three floors of the show venue.
The show culminated in a finale and exit on the ground floor.
The show culminated in a finale and exit on the ground floor.
Silvia Venturini Fendi stepped out for a finale bow.
Silvia Venturini Fendi stepped out for a finale bow.