Inspired by famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, Jones presented the Fendi Spring women’s ready-to-wear collection.
After more than a year without live shows, the fashion designer Kim Jones presented his first season back on the opening day of Milan Fashion Week with a disco-inspired runway, which conjured up glittering disco balls, writhing bodies as well as a vibrating bass.
The event took place under archways reminiscent of the house’s Roman home, the Palazzo Della Civiltà and, between columns made of mirror, the scene was unmistakably Fendi, played to a disco beat. Fendi sent a Spring/Summer women’s collection with plenty of muted colours and chic trouser suits. The brand could also match the joyful mood of the disco era with a modern attitude to the designs down the catwalk.
The house described it as “a joyful exploration of Fendi’s signature irreverence, offering a modern perspective on disco-age glamour brimming with powerful, effortless femininity”. Experimenting with the traditional intarsia technique, Fendi created stunning graphic patterns and showcased a contemporary reinvention of the brand’s signature savoir-faire.
The show started with tailored suits and exaggerated lapels paired with wide-leg pants, accompanied by flowing flower child-era kaftans. As the show progressed, funky upbeat music setting the tone, more colour was introduced with pale pinks and mustard yellows in fur coats and satin suits with pale pinks and mustard yellows in fur coats and satin suits with matching bra tops. Body-hugging lace in blacks and browns toying with a darkening of colour palette follows.