fendi couture AW2021
'The simplicity in silhouettes of the opening tailored looks soon morphed into the colossal ballgowns radiating couture sophistication'
Fashion Director: Joseph Toronka
Kim Jones’s second haute couture collection for Fendi was an ode to the City of Rome. Inspired by its historical, cultural and architectural legacy left by the cities foreign occupiers.
His tenure at Fendi provides him with the luxury to express his fashion fantasies, supported by a world class atelier.
Jones’s ability to create grand and beautiful clothes is increasingly exciting, you could feel his complete engagement with the craft and the technical ability of his atelier. What he brings is his natural ability to push boundaries whilst striving to create relevance, exemplified by the coveted menswear looks presented.
This season's collaboration with visual genius, Italian film director Luca Guadagnino was the catalyst for a harmonious presentation. Highlighting the key design attributes of the collection with Roman references, it embraced taking a virtual historical walking tour of Rome. The fabrication seemed simple but to the contrary, intricate embroideries, beadwork, delicate petal work or pearls were featured widely. The simplicity in silhouettes of the opening tailored looks soon morphed into the colossal ballgowns radiating couture sophistication.
Sheer diaphanous dresses are sensually wrapped around the body, trailed by meandering 3D florals. Whilst white leather pleated to precision created an illusion of a moving statue, or an intricately painted intarsia echoed the mastery of classic Italian paintings. Lace and specialist embroidery were skillfully utilised to create the effect of volute, and column structures that are forever present in Roman architecture.
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