MILAN — Capitalism seeks new markets. So too does luxury, which was the case midday Thursday for the Fendi Spring / Summer 2019 runway show. In three words, Fendi does utility. Rain jackets, exaggerated pockets, tool belts even, this was new ground for Fendi, but this was luxury the likes of which Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi live and breathe. Verdict, none of these looks will likely ever make it onto a construction site in Northern Italy, but all will garner praise for their work. On the afternoon nine models from across the Next global network featured in the runway show including Anok Yai, Binx Walton, Selena Forrest, Grace Elizabeth, Maria Miguel, Cara Taylor, Hiandra Martinez, Marjan Jonkman, and Sara Eirud.

Credits include: Client, Fendi; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2019; Creative design, Karl Lagerfeld; Accessories design, Silvia Venturini Fendi; Styling, Charlotte Stockdale; Hair, Sam McKnight; Makeup, Peter Philips; Music direction, Michel Gaubert; Production, Villa Eugénie; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro, Samuel Ellis; Film, Damien Neva at Next Management.