Kim Jones has once again demonstrated that he is the indicated man to carry the creative reins of the femine line of Fendi.After his debut last year at the head of the brand with a collection inspired by women like Virginia Woolf, the British left a bar so high that it seemed impossible to match.
However, Jones has surpassed himself with a collection inspired by the eternal city and a staging that mixed classicism with science fiction, a recurring theme in this Week of Fashion in Paris.
The inspiration of this season seemed, at first, something totally normal: the designer's path to the work of the Atelier of Fendi in Rome, where historical monuments pass by to the side.However, the designs explored a juxtaposition between the classic marbles and the ecclesiastical aesthetics of their daily path with another more futuristic vision.
That is why we see the "celestial Rome" under a strobe light, with ingenious designs that evoked the main pillars of the city: art and religion, but mixed with Dune and Star Wars."We are always thinking about the past, the present and the future.The idea of different times and that very spiritual side of Rome, which becomes almost celestial;almost spatial, "Jones told Vogue.
Among the designs we find a bright black neck dress that evoked the cassock of a priest, with the model holding a cord of accounts.On the other hand, the black silk dress whose embroidery shone like an armor remembered a warrior princess.The model grabbed a bag that resembled an orb or a ball with spikes.The duality of Kim Jones's creations was the great staging.
Classic Rome was another of the protagonists and was presented in the form of a toga, sometimes identical to those carried by the Roman patricians in the Senate and, in other designs, this image was mixed with the sensuality of the female curves, enhanced by Corsésor by garments adjusted to the waist.
The sculptures, both Christian and Roman, who embodied in dresses and layers captured the attention of the public, were printed on heavy fabrics.This detail could mean the weight that religion has had in the country since its origins and the great influence that it still has today.On the other hand, the classic sculptures are found in designs that teach a lot of skin, while those of virgins are in dresses that cover each centimeter of skin.
Following the steps of the late Karl Lagerfeld in the creative command of the Roman house is not an easy task.However, Jones has proven to be a worthy successor when working with his contemporary sensitivity to create luxurious designs that manage to capture the entire essence of Rome.