Italian luxury house FENDI unveiled their Spring Summer 2023 Womenswear Collection, that fuses minimalist ease with pop-infused eclecticism, on Wednesday, September 21st, during the ongoing Milan Fashion Week. The contemporary collection was inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s work from 1996 to 2002. It is both sporty and delicate, effortless and refined, and it combines functionality with luxury. For the season, designer Kim Jones explores the elements from the past such as floral print drawn from the brand’s archives and a logo first introduced in 2000, and reimagines them for today.
What is particularly interesting to me about FENDI is exploring the notion of functional utility alongside femininity – because the Fendi women are strong women with full, busy lives. – Kim Jones
It’s about continuity, I am interested in looking at things that Karl has done, and seeing how we can develop them – both visually and technically. – Kim Jones
“A harmonious palette of neutrals is interrupted by bold pops of colour: vibrant pink, cornflower blue, vivid green appear boldly saturated. Organic textures – cashmere and fur, shearling and leather – materialise through FENDI’s unparalleled savoir faire, now lighter than ever before, and appear layered with technical fabrics. Sleek satin is hybridised with mesh, and grounded by elevated tennis shoes or rubber platforms: the inverted “F” of the FENDI First appearing as an illusory cantilever across footwear, in tribute to the house’s instinctive alignment of form and function.” – from Fendi
At Fendi, everything comes from the conversation around the double F which makes us see things in couples. Even the bags become part of a family: big and small. – Silvia Venturini Fendi