Ancient marble sculptures are translated by Fendi’s Kim Jones into softly draped silhouettes


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Legendary Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini inspires Fendi haute couture.

Chapters of Rome’s history, its romantic allure and cultural legacy are interwoven with a distinctly contemporary aesthetic in the Fendi Couture Autumn – Winter 2021 collection, designed by Kim Jones.

Fendi presented its haute couture collection for Fall/Winter Hiver 2021-2022 through the lens of Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino. Womenswear Artistic Director, Kim Jones shared his vision of Rome, inspired by legendary Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

From precious inlay effects to lavish crystal embroideries and appliqués, the Fendi Couture Autumn – Winter 2021 celebrates creativity and craftsmanship in their most refined forms. Themes and techniques inspired by the immortal allure of ancient marble sculptures are translated into softly draped silhouettes, delicate mineral hues, and intricate details. The breathtaking bags were inlaid with mother-of-pearl and marble mosaics inspired by authentic ancient murals.

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Amidst the Italian Maison’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana headquarters, the silhouettes echoed the rich history of Rome, immersing us in a poetic universe where time seems to stand still. Fendi couture shoes are decorated with mosaics and gowns reference the building’s marble columns with mineral hues and contemporary cuts, set off by embroidered silk and lace.

Ethereal leather pleats, delicate lace and intricate embroideries offer a dreamy transfiguration of Classical and Renaissance motifs within a contemporary context.

Overlapping temporalities included Kate Moss walking the runway with her daughter, a fusing of generations for timeless fashion that celebrates Italian elegance and artisanal excellence.

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