Sumary of Fendi couture: Kim Jones gets it right:
- Published Jul 8, 2021 Reading time 2 minutes Download Print Text size aA+ aA- Published Jul 8, 2021 It may have taken him three collections to get there, but Kim Jones fall/winter 2021 couture show for Fendi showed that the British designer has taken the Roman brand in hand with a succinctly refined display of clothes and good taste.[embedded content]His opening look was simply splendid: a surgically cut redingote, worn with collar up in a chalk, ecru and white jacquard worn on a smiling beauty with a chignon, seen through an arch.Using brand power, Jones staged the video inside a mock-up of Fendi’s world headquarters, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, a pure iconic expression of Rationalist architecture.The model spots a handsome lothario through a narrow archive, the Latin love attired in a chalk floral Nehru jacket.
- The same fabric used in a rouched gown in the next passage.Fendi – Haute Couture – Fall/ Winter 2021-2022 – Photo: Courtesy of Fendi Max Richter’s spiritual choral ‘Arbenita’ playing on the soundtrack, elevating the mood.
- One composition featuring four models in guipure so dense and artfully paneled to look like fantasy Renaissance armor was particularly beautiful.As in his couture debut which starred several mature models and their daughters, Jones sent out veteran catwalk stars – Christy Turlington in a refined lace column, Amber Valletta in marbleized grand gown with train.Fendi – Haute Couture – Fall/ Winter 2021-2022 – Photo: Courtesy of Fendi Before the camera focused in on old buddy Kate Moss, beginning a cutaway shot of all the cast, statuesque Roman empresses, a De Chirico-like modern Eternal City behind them.Ironically, despite the fact that Fendi only rents the Roman palazzo, the brand has made multi-arch structure a key part of its global image.
- Which felt like a response to all the praise the house’s menswear designer Silvia Fendi had received for her men’s collection in June.