Fendi is releasing an exclusive capsule based on Kim Jones’ Spring 2021 Haute Couture collection, his very first show for the house. Neither couture nor ready-to-wear, this limited-edition capsule presents ideas from his debut runway in fabrics and styles that are less rigorous and labor-intensive than its made-to-measure versions.
“I’m quite good at fashion because I’m not nostalgic. I like to be on my toes. I like to be traveling. I like to be everywhere. There’s no time to think about anything other than what’s next right now,” said Kim Jones.
Jones drew inspiration from the Bloomsbury Group, specifically Virginia Woolf and her classic novel Orlando. Women in the group, including Woolf, shrugged off gender norms of the time and espoused personal liberties and relationships over bourgeois habits of the Victorian era. This led to insouciant dressing in relaxed silhouettes and muted colors.
This studied casualness and nuanced gender dichotomy came to life in the spring couture collection, and carries through with this capsule. Sharp and sleek tailoring shines with Jones’ now-famous eye for color and cut, contrasted by draping in monochrome silks and satins. Crisp cotton shirting lives alongside cady-silk jackets and dresses that accentuate the decolletage. Ballerina slippers embossed with Karligraphy beaded monograms, or knee-high satin boots, are evolved from the styles presented at Couture, while a new collection of baroque pearl jewelry, frozen in resin and embossed with rhinestones, is introduced. Limited-edition iterations of the iconic Baguette and Peekaboo styles see the bags trimmed in pearls or rendered in prints inspired by the Bloomsbury Group’s Sussex home of Charleston House.
Discover Kim Jones Capsule collection available starting on April 15th and exclusively for a two-week period at nine select Fendi locations worldwide, including Miami Design District, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.