Since joining the House Kim Jones has taken great pleasure in being inspired by Fendi’s history and its archival designs. This season he openly looked to designs of the House’s past in order to bring them into today but also highlight their timelessness and continued relevance.
He looked to the 1986 Memphis collection and its light blouses and elegant two-pieces and the 2000 prints and jackets designed by Karl Lagerfeld and gave them a new lease of life in the Fall/Winter 22 collection.
If last season was all about loungewear and staying home, this season is about life resuming in a more stylish way than ever. Jones offers the perfect work wardrobe in a sugar-coated colour palette, putting some hope back into life and some fun back into dressing.
Materials were light and feminine while sharp tailored suits offered sophistication and some structure to the silhouette. There was a juxtaposition between classic styles and modern cuts, perhaps in an attempt to represent the full scale of the generations of the Fendi customer today.
When it came to accessories, Silvia Venturini Fendi reinvented her iconic Baguette bag which turns 25 this year. While new modern shapes were carried under the arm.
This is a new generation of Fendi but as Jones makes clear with his references to the past, no generation has relied more on those of the past in order to justify its relevance.
See more of the collection below: