Fendi designer Kim Jones took fashionistas to the disco on the opening of Milan Vogue Week on Wednesday, in his first in-person catwalk present since becoming a member of the Italian luxurious label.
In a nod to the heyday of Studio 54 and Nineteen Seventies disco glamour, fashions took to the runway in kaftan tops, silk floaty attire and sharp trouser fits for the spring/summer time 2022 womenswear presentation.
Like New York and London, Milan is holding a mixture of bodily stay reveals and digital displays this season. In February, the occasions had been digital because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with designers turning to movies to current their creations.
“That is my first stay present for Fendi, and it’s a celebration,” Jones stated in an announcement.
“Our lady has let unfastened a bit – she’s going out, dressing up. We’ve all been locked away for therefore lengthy that I believe that’s what all of us want proper now.”
Jones, who was named inventive director for Fendi womenswear and couture final September, stated he appeared to a hand-sketched brand by
trend illustrator Antonio Lopez discovered within the model’s archives as the inspiration for his assortment.
He opened the present with all-white ensembles of slit coats, waistcoat and trouser fits, cape-like robes and brief frocks.
Lopez’ brushstrokes adorned cream kaftan tops and attire. His art work additionally featured on purses.
Jones, who succeeded late designer Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi and works alongside the founding household’s scion Silvia Venturini Fendi, additionally took inspirations from Lopez’s drawings for intarsia leather-based designs, lace attire and shimmering night frocks.
There have been wide-leg trouser fits worn with bralettes, tassel attire and an array of furry coats, a staple at Fendi, a part of luxurious conglomerate LVMH.
Jones selected a color palette of sentimental gray, pink and blue earlier than transferring to chocolate brown and black for night put on.
“Whereas I’ve been Karl’s legacy on the home, I’ve additionally been trying round him, at his contemporaries – at who he was eager about,” Jones stated.
“Lopez was a pal of Karl’s and has at all times been somebody who impressed me … I needed to introduce him to a brand new era.”
On the Alberta Ferretti present, fashions wore fringed crochet tops and floaty shirts in sandy colors with wide-leg trousers in addition to macs and vibrant brief halterneck attire.
The designer additionally put fringes on attire and trousers, paired cropped jackets with mini skirts, and encrusted giant sequins and vibrant beads on wispy chiffon night attire in turquoise, blue, purple and black.
Butterfly patterns and prints adorned among the designs.