Musings from Rome

Musings from Rome

FENDI is proud to present its Spring/Summer 2024 womenswear line

By The Time Place Magazine


In the tapestry of FENDI‘s Spring/Summer 2024 Ready-to-Wear collection, each garment serves as a brushstroke, painting a vivid portrait of Roman sophistication and modern allure. The collection’s palette is a symphony of off-kilter hues, drawn from Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic 1999 line, where acid yellows and trompe l’oeil silks meld seamlessly with contemporary tastes.

At its core, the collection embodies a sense of duality—a hallmark of FENDI’s aesthetic ethos. Pragmatism and playfulness dance in harmony, as masculine silhouettes are softened by delicate fabrics and unexpected details. The juxtaposition of tailored lines and fluid draping evokes a sense of movement and freedom, mirroring the spirit of Rome itself.

For the Italian city, where the ancient whispers intertwine with the rhythm of modern life, Kim Jones, the visionary Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear at FENDI, finds inspiration. “When I am in Rome, every day I walk from the hotel to the Colosseum wearing my ear pods. It’s like listening to a soundtrack to an imaginary film with FENDI characters I see along the way,” he says.

Reflecting on the notion that true luxury lies in the comfort of one’s own skin, Jones infuses the collection with a sense of ease and confidence. “In Rome, there is an elegance in ease and not caring what anybody else thinks – that is real luxury. In this collection, I wanted to reflect that. It is about women who dress for themselves and their own lives,” he explains, echoing the sentiments of FENDI’s Silvia Venturini Fendi and Delfina Delettrez Fendi.

The collection unfolds like a stroll through the Italian city, where every detail tells a story of past and present, tradition and innovation. Masculine tailoring meets feminine sensibility, as the finest materials merge with fluid silks and knits. The juxtaposition of masculine utility and feminine flourish defines the pieces, allowing the wearer to move with grace and confidence.

Within the collection, the House’s signature motifs take centre stage; they are reinterpreted with a modern twist. The Selleria stitch for example, with its timeless elegance, adorns leather goods and garments, a testament to FENDI’s legacy of impeccable craftsmanship. The FF logo, rendered in abstract patterns and bold colour-blocking, infuses each piece with a sense of contemporary edge and artistic flair.

In the realm of accessories, innovation reigns supreme. Silvia Venturini Fendi’s designs bridge the gap between form and function, offering a diverse range of styles to suit every taste and occasion. From the classic Peekaboo and Baguette bags to the whimsical Flip shopper, each creation is a testament to the House’s commitment to individuality and self-expression.

As models glide down the runway to the haunting strains of “This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight,” the collection comes to life, weaving a narrative of timeless elegance and modern sophistication. It is a celebration of individuality, of embracing one’s true self in a world that values authenticity above all else.

In essence, FENDI’s Spring/Summer 2024 Womenswear collection is a tribute to the enduring allure of Rome and the everlasting grace of the FENDI woman. It is a journey through history and modernity, tradition and innovation—an ode to the eternal city and the women who call it home.



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