Kim Jones re-invents 80’s disco era for FENDI S/S 2022 with the help of archival drawings by Antonio Lopez- photos by Sam Rock

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Kim Jones was going through the Lagerfeld archives at FENDI and started to look around to the friends of Karl in the 80’s. Jones found a hand sketched logo by the celebrated illustrator, Antonio Lopez, and that was the starting point of the collection. In collaboration with the Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, Lopez’ illustrations have been revived. Figurative drawings and brushstrokes come alive on cream kaftans and silk shirting, drawings are translated into intarsia leathers, engineered lace and shimmering jacquards.

FENDI’S iconic bags are canvases for the artwork. A nod to the seventies can be seen in the FENDI First heel encased in resin.

Lopez was known for the women he drew as well as his nights out on dance floors with them – Jerry Hall, Tina Chow, Pat Cleveland, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones and Kim Jones wanted to inject that same ‘disco’ energy into the S/S collection which was the first to be shown after the endless lockdown.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.