Women in his inner circle, including Silvia Venturini Fendi and her daughter Defina Delettrez Fendi, have always served as inspiration for Kim Jones, and this season was no exception.
Another guiding light for Jones was the late Karl Lagerfeld’s collections from 1996 to 2002 at FENDI, including his “minimalist ease and pop-infused eclecticism”, according to press notes.
“It’s about continuity”, said Jones. “I am interested in looking at things that Karl has done, and seeing how we can develop them – both visually and technically”.
Jones’ new collection for FENDI embraced a more pastel color palette, with a focus on lime green, electric pink and cornflower blue to spice up the house’s neutral base.
Kim Jones also had a strong feeling for satin this season, employed for sinuous dresses, skirts and apron-like appendages, but also as the lining for nip-waisted jackets and pencil skirts so well they can be worn inside out.
While Peekaboo bags were first introduced with chained straps, Fendi First comes in a tiny version. As Silvia Venturini Fendi said in the press notes: “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”.