Things are changing at the House of Fendi, and the brand debuted the first pieces of this new chapter earlier today at its fall 2021 runway show. Paying homage to Fendi's key House codes and storied history of femininity and savoir-faire, Kim Jones' ready-to-wear debut at the iconic Italian design House was nothing short of noteworthy. Looking through the Fendi lens with fresh eyes, Jones was inspired by Silvia Venturini Fendi’s daily uniform, breathing an elevated new life to the powerful Fendi woman. Incredibly chic but wearable at the same time, Jones stated “I’m taking the amazing, strong women who I both know and work with, and listening to their needs. There’s a usefulness to the collection, explored in a chic, timeless way.”
“I’m taking the amazing, strong women who I both know and work with, and listening to their needs. There’s a usefulness to the collection, explored in a chic, timeless way.” -Kim Jones
As for the bags, Venturini Fendi herself remains at the helm of Fendi accessories, presenting new shapes alongside refreshed iterations of Fendi's icons. The Fendi hand in hand project continues this season, enlisting craftspeople from Italy’s 20 regions to reinterpret the iconic Baguette. The Peekaboo is seen as well, reimagined and elongated into new proportions with intricate details.
As for the new shapes, the runway graced us with the Fendi Touch Shoulder Bag, the Fendi Way Tote and the debut of Fendi First, a clutch which features a tilted F monogram in the form of a framed structure. Lush leather silhouettes sit alongside shearling, fur and other exotics, and it's the details that are so captivating within this collection. And while the bags are incredibly easy on the eyes, it would be remiss of me not to mention that the stunning RTW is the perfect canvas for these carryalls. View more from the runway below.