“Fendi women are strong women with full, busy lives” – Kim Jones
This season, Artistic Director of Womenswear Kim Jones explores the notion of functional utility alongside femininity while offering a fresh perspective on Karl Lagerfeld’s work from 1996 to 2002.
A harmonious palette of neutrals is interrupted by bold pops of color: vibrant pink, cornflower blue, and vivid green appear boldly saturated. Organic textures – cashmere and fur, shearling and leather – materialize through FENDI’s unparalleled savoir-faire, now lighter than ever before, and appear layered with technical fabrics.
Sleek satin is hybridized with mesh, and grounded by elevated tennis shoes or rubber platforms: the inverted “F” of the FENDI First appears as an illusory cantilever across footwear, in tribute to the house’s instinctive alignment of form and function.
Throughout accessories, the Peekaboo is now sliced in half to reveal its mechanisms, becoming one of the season’s key accessories; elsewhere a steel F falls through the body of a bag to become its handle.
FENDI FendiSS23 Women's Spring summer