The House of Fendi has long since been known for its storied Italian craftsmanship and unmatched artisanal details and Fendi’s recent collection oozes all of those feelings and more. In a stunning display, Kim Jones and the House of Fendi just presented its Fall 2021 couture collection and it is nothing short of jaw dropping. The collection featured a gorgeous array of RTW, accessories and handbags, all inspired by ancient and present Rome. Jones spoke of his inspirations stating, “Rome is a fascinating city because it has so many pasts”, and the influence of Roman culture is seen at every turn. From embroidery and crystal beads to the mother-of-pearl mosaics shown on bags, RTW and more, the collection is a poetic ode to the city that Fendi calls home.
As for the bags, remarkable renditions of the Peekaboo ISEEU and Baguette were seen clutched my models, and all of the bags were works of art in their own right. The iconic Baguette is shrunken down and reimagined as a minaudière, reproducing different mosaic effects and finished with the classic FF closure. The ISEEU appears in different renditions as well, with one taking 300 hours of work to complete. It features a grey suede body with natural mother-of-pearl that is meant to evoke traditional Roman mosaics. This collection embodies the true essence and spirit of Fendi, looking to the city’s past and projecting towards the future at the same time. View the beautiful bags from the collection below.