Kim Jones paid homage to the Everlasting Metropolis- Rome- in Fendi’s SS22 Couture assortment that was unveiled within the Metropolis of Lights-Paris- in the present day. It’s a set prepared for crimson carpets and movie festivals with all the varied robes he created. And, it’s a set that faucets into fantasy in addition to actuality, and because the Home places it, “in an otherworldly current.” It’s clear from this assortment that Jones is in search of to uplift the femininity of womanhood with the cuts, tailoring, and regal designs.
“Whenever you stroll down the road in Rome, you’re always transferring forwards and backwards in time,” shares Jones in home notes. “The place we work feels very trendy, however you cross monuments on the way in which there. There’s a complete timelessness to the town: a historic vein which runs via it, but additionally a motion that’s projecting forwards.”
Roman statues are printed on most of the seems to be. Images are distorted and printed on duchesse silk and organza, and later drawn out with conventional beading and mom of pearl. Lengthy structured robes are in black, white, and a mixture of the 2. It’s very a lot a monotone coloration palette all through the gathering with hints of crimson. Quick knee-length clothes are paired with lengthy flowing capes. Jones has sought to carry out the non secular aspect of Rome. “Lavish craftsmanship is utilized to their sci-fi silhouettes; elsewhere, ceremonial asceticism overlaid with astral fantasy. Fluid materials are draped atop shimmering our bodies; baguette beads luminous with gentle; hand-embroidered tights showing as a second pores and skin,” notes the Home.
As Jones famous, Rome is continually ebbing out and in of the previous and the brand new, so he integrated time-honored craftsmanship and trendy methods into the gathering. The statues that sit out entrance of Fendi’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana are hand painted in chiaroscuro on sheared mink and velvet.
In different Fendi information, Jones created the Baguette Bag- completed in restricted version for HBO Max Collection ‘And Simply Like That.’ Working with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, the 2 created the customized pink sequin bag, worn by her character Carrie Bradshaw in episode 9, which airs tonight. Fabricated from 3D pink sequins it’s impressed by the unique model from the Fendi FW99 assortment. The bag can be obtainable on fendi.com mid-February as a limited-edition type.
In all that Jones does for womenswear at Fendi, one factor is to hone in on the empowerment that’s already in ladies via style. “That’s what my imaginative and prescient for FendiI is all about,” he states: “celebrating the ability of ladies.”