A Day in Fendi’s Rome with Benjamin Kheng

A Day in Fendi’s Rome with Benjamin Kheng

Rome, Italy is the birthplace of luxury fashion maison, Fendi; its creative director for menswear, Silvia Venturini Fendi, often cites the Eternal City as her source of inspiration. Singapore multi-hyphenate Benjamin Kheng shares a close-knit relationship with the Italian house and is naturally curious about its history. Men’s Folio, together with Fendi, brought Kheng on a voyage of discovery and imagination, and this is his photo journal.

Videography & Photography Jeremy Kieran Ng, Landscapes Benjamin Kheng

Fendi Wool knit sweater, wool pants

Rooftop view from Zuma, Palazzo Fendi

Fendi Wool sweater, wool pants

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, also known as “The Square Colosseum”, was designed in 1937 as part of Mussolini’s plan for the 1942 World Exhibition that never happened due to the war. It now houses the Fendi headquarters where the first floor holds on-going exhibitions all year round for the public to visit.

Fendi Cotton T-Shirt, wool pants, coated canvas waist pouch

Palazzo Fendi Largo Goldoni where the seven-floors flagship Fendi store in Rome down the road from the Spanish Steps can be found. The Palazzo Fendi includes two floors of boutique, a boutique hotel – Fendi Private Suites, a private VIP area, and a top floor restaurant and rooftop bar by Zuma.

Fendi Wool Jacket, wool sweater

To pay homage to it’s hometown, Fendi funded the Restoration project for the Trevi Fountain in 2013 and reopened after a 16 months project in 2015.

Fendi Silk Shirt, wool pants

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Fendi Wool sweater, wool pants, leather sling bag

One of the many fountains in Rome.