Fendi F/W 2022 Revisits the Past

Fendi F/W 2022 Revisits the Past

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MILAN — The Fendi fall 2022 collection looked at the past — specifically spring/summer 2000 and spring/summer 1986. This looks at the Y2K movement and lays out a vision of boudoir dressing.

The collection featured boudoir pieces that felt sultry with slicked-back wet hair. There were plush fabrics, velvet gloves, leather, and furry coats. Slip dresses featured the Fendi logo and half-peplums extended over skirts. Corset tops cinch in waists. The ‘80s silhouettes were tailored with denim and other fabrics. The tailoring was sleek, the collection leggy. It explored the intersection of strength and softness, a space where power blurs. 

Kim Jones’ inspiration for the collection began with Fendi’s 1986 collection by Karl Lagerfeld. “I took it off her back and put it on the research trail,” he said of the print worn by a Fendi woman, Silvia Venturini. 

For this collection, Jones looked to Delfina and Leonetta of the Fendi family, “What they wear is what Silvia wore when she was younger, and she’s very cool and they’re very cool; seeing how it’s generation is very inspiring. They’re obsessed with clothes and details, having those women around you when you’re working is a real joy.” 

The collection looked to refract the past through a contemporary lens. “For the Fall/Winter 2022 runway collection, Kim Jones explores and reworks iconic house signatures with a fresh perspective, giving life to the striking combination of strength and softness that is deeply rooted in Fendi’s DNA,” said the Fendi notes. It was meant to marry utilitarian function and contemporary material illusion. 

Peter Philips did the show makeup, with a focus on glossy lips. Guido, the hairstylist, was the artist behind the slicked back hair, adding boldness to the soft, wispy collection. Melanie Ward and Ellie Grace Cumming styled the show. Casting by Shelley Durkan Casting.

The Collection

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