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In the Fendi SS Haute Couture, 2022, viewers seem to witness an escape into science fiction, made with a touch of intoxication and extravagance.

During the preview of the show Kim Jones stressed that, in this delicate period, it is the designer’s task to highlight the changes taking place.

In fact, in this pandemic era, we have witnessed a U-turn, which has made us move away from the concept of globalization and has put the importance of labor and craftsmanship at the center of the scene, making us rediscover the sartorial tradition that has made the history of Made in Italy in the world.

Watching the garments of this collection parade, it seems to remain suspended in limbo between historical reality and a parallel dimension.

Jones said he was inspired by science fiction themes and inspired by the Dune novels and the Star-Wars saga and their film adaptations.

Under a huge black globe, they alternated on the catwalk velvet dresses on which the symbolic statues of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana were hand-painted, which give that neoclassical touch and at the same time asymmetrical dresses with black skirts in front and white behind, with a monastic and austere touch emphasizing the dichotomy between the historical component and the science fiction universe.

The protagonist is always Rome, symbol and heart of the brand, which represents past, present, and future, the succession of different eras and eras, and underlines the concept of time in a reality that remains eternal.

The tribute to the Eternal City was in particular represented by the radiant opening and closing dress, which follows the structure of a peplo, a Greek dress worn by the Roman noblewomen and reworked at the same time in a futuristic key.

As for the jewels, made by Delfina Delletrez, daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi, the protagonists are amethyst and natural geudi.

The pointed ear cuff emphasize an  aggressive glamorous touch, and at the same time, the attack stones

on the face of some models give it an almost romantic touch.

The collection was Kim Jones’ first haute-couture for Fendi, with a live audience and the chance to see the show in 3D.

The atelier of the Roman house has decided to raise a “fantastic” curtain again and to reopen the dances for the great return of the haute-couture season.


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