Last week, a slow stream of chatter began on Twitter that Kim Kardashian West, co-founder of the lounge and shapewear brand SKIMS, would collaborate with FENDI. This week, the partnership was officially announced, and today we’ve got a first look at the capsule collection, which unifies the aesthetic codes of each brand’s DNA to create a wardrobe designed with the modern woman in mind.
Designed by Kim Jones in collaboration with SKIMS, the idea for this unique partnership came about when Jones was visiting Rome with his team from Fendi. While sitting together at the studio in Rome, the women on his team suddenly averted their attention from the present moment to their phones, clamoring the get their fingers on the new SKIMS collection. Almost instantly, an idea was born.
“The SKIMS mission of creating solutions for all women is directly mirrored within that of FENDI. My FENDI is about creating something for every woman, every different shape – and that’s something at the heart of SKIMS too” – Kim Jones
The collection also has an archival element, drawing upon sketches from a Fendi collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1979. The late-70s collection featured twisted tube tops, tight sashes, bright hues, and pop colors, all focusing on the female form. FENDI X SKIMS is a modern interpretation, combining SKIMS’s meticulous attention to fit and form with Fendi’s stylistic appeal.
Form-fitting shapes and silhouettes are crafted and engineered for support, while bonded leather dresses draw upon a Roman statuesque aesthetic. Neutral hues pave the way for bold colors and gradients, saturating the collection of contemporary and shapewear pieces. The collection features a hybrid FENDI x SKIMS logo, appearing embossed onto knitwear and printed atop recycled nylon sportswear.
As for the accessories, a few standout pieces appear, complimenting the casual feel of the RTW. There are brightly colored Fendi Chain Baguettes in wearable sizes as well as the off-the-moment mini micro Baguette. Bold pinks and coral hues sit alongside neutral versions of these icons. The collection will also feature the iconic Peekaboo and new FENDI First as well as the signature Sunshine Shopper in 3D FF logo.
Mark your calendars and set your alarms. The anticipated and sure-to-sell-out FENDI x SKIMS collection will launch on November 9th at 9am EST. It will be available via www.fendiskims.com, select FENDI stores, and retailers globally.
View images from the collection below, courtesy of Fendi.