Fendi SS22 Collection brings on the catwalk the joyful irreverence that has historically defined the house. Mr Kim Jones puts a modern accent on disco-age glamour, and the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the Fendi name.
The collection draws upon visionary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, whose liberated sensibility was starting point for Kim Jones creative process who freshly revived the artist’s work in collaboration with López estate’s archive: His gestural brushstrokes appear in elegant oversize abstraction across cream kaftans and silken shirting; his figurative drawings translated into intarsia leathers, intricately engineered lace and shimmering jacquards.
“Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.”
FENDI’s iconic accessorises became canvases which saw key pieces such as the Peekaboo transformed into a graphic artwork. Heels got a seventies spin while lilies adapted from Lopez’s illustrative motifs become enamel hair accessories.
Jones’ celebration of female confidence gets new dimension and revels a vibrant parallelism between Lopez woman and the FENDI one: someone of her own making.