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There is a meme floating about on the Internet with a close-up of a pair of really attractive legs. The joke is, in the zoom out, they actually belong to Albert Einstein, all decked out in comfortable terry shorts and a polo with a pair of ladylike sandals to boot.
Einstein preferred comfort, chose as much as possible to be barefoot and famously disliked wearing socks. It is this ease of living, recalling the time spent at leisure, that this Fendi collection inspires, and is inspired by.
Silvia Fendi mulled over the question of what he and other great men like Pablo Picasso would have worn on holiday. Einstein would no doubt be strolling barefoot on the beach or in sandals similar to those favoured by the Greek philosophers of yore.
The terry cloth, a favourite of Picasso, figures prominently in this collection in forms that also include a pair of Picasso tribute shorts. But if you want to take your resort wear city-side, there are other comfortable materials like cotton and silk that can jive.
Peruse the following selections as we postulate lightly and reimagine another great man, and what he might have worn while preaching to his flock.
Photographs by Ronald Leong; Styling by Eugene Lim
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