Fendi Resort Collection 2023 | vogue
It’s been years since New York has seen such a major fashion production as tonight’s Fendi show. Kim Jones and Silvia Venturini Fendi came to town to mark a milestone, the 25th anniversary of the Italian label’s Baguette bag – a bag, Venturini Fendi said, “that does what fashion should do: bring people pleasure – and they threw a whole party. The Hammerstein ballroom has been transformed with a soft beige carpet and curtain, the rough edges of the rock room have been almost polished. In the front row, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Watts held one end of the bench, and Kate Moss, Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta the other. What Grace Jones was doing in the second row is anyone’s guess. Then, of course, there’s what happened on the track itself.
But first, a word about the New York connection. sex and the city makes the reputation of the Baguette. “It was almost like a character,” Jones said during a preview. “So I thought I’d put on the show here, and let’s add some curve balls like we always do.” That Jones is a prodigious collaborator has been well documented, but the games he has orchestrated this season have been particularly inspirational. Tiffany & Co., an LVMH brand like Fendi, was brought in to supply the baguettes, as in the diamond baguettes. The double F logo on the Tiffany blue croc Wand worn by Bella Hadid was paved with precious stones.
Marc Jacobs and Jones look back on their days together at Louis Vuitton, where Jacobs was a serial collaborator himself – see Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Yayoi Kusama – and who’s more New Yorker than him anyway? Jacobs’ section riffed on its recent collections with all-caps intarsias spelling out FendiRoma rather than its own logo on everything from tracksuits and trucker jackets and jeans to match an oversized terrycloth dress.
“I called Marc and asked him if he wanted to design a collection for Fendi. I wasn’t involved at all,” Jones explained. , he was doing his. I watch 1997 a lot and I think Mark’s is fresh and now. Google results for Fendi’s collections from 1997 don’t give much overlap between that year and today. Jones was after more of a feeling.”I was thinking about the first time I came to New York and we were going to go clubbing,” he said.Hence the irreverent top/bottom mix of sequins and utilitarian jackets , or a shearling sherpa and a mini. He meant what he said about utility. Even beanies and gaiters came with built-in rods, as did many garments, those most tempting shearling sherpas.
For the kicker, Linda Evangelista, who is the current face of Fendi, slipped in, resplendent in a Tiffany blue opera cape, with a sterling silver Baguette bag in the crook of her arm. Jacobs, who joined Jones and Venturini Fendi for a bow, encouraged everyone to stand up, not that the crowd needed convincing.