Dear Shaded Viewers,
“The best way to explore the FENDI archives is through the Fendi wardrobes” – Kim Jones
“It’s a wardrobe designed for every aspect of a woman’s life, for every generation,” Jones says. “And it all started with Delfina.”
“It brings me directly to the history of my family. I saw these prints on myself; Kim saw them on Delfina,” explains Silvia Venturini Fendi. “What interests me the most about fashion is when it isn’t something just for the moment – and with FENDI, that is always the case, because it is never banal. There is always a story behind each piece, something a little different.”
It’s a family affair, of course, it’s FENDI. It all started when Delfina Delettrez walked into the Roman headquarters dressed in a printed blouse she stole from her mother’s wardrobe. Delicate wisps of chiffon were reworked with geometric prints, 1986 meets 2000 and then 2022. Classic FENDI with form and function, repurposed mohair looks like shearling and shaved shearling gives the appearance of fur. The O’Lock print that we saw A/H 2022 for menswear is translated with ethereal lightness. “There are no barriers, no divisions at FENDI,” says Silvia. “Because it’s a family.”
Accessories are designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi with the oversized shopper, the Baguette’s 25th anniversary and 3 of its previous editions are revived.
Jewellery is designed by Delfina Delettrez, monograms are supersized into ear cuffs, baguette crystals are inset in tennis bracelets giving an illusion to the FF logo. The Master Key motif is introduced: “It unlocks everything, every door,” smiles Delettrez. “Clearly, the FENDI archive.”