Poetic emotion at Fendi Couture Spring/Summer 2024

Fashion & Leather Goods

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Kim Jones, Fendi Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear, called on composer Max Richter to score this season’s haute couture show. The theme “precision and emotion” infuses the new collection.  

Inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s futurism at Fendi, Kim Jones celebrates the humanism at the heart of this future: “There’s the body, the silhouette within the silhouette, the person and the handwork of the couture. The collection is about structure and decoration, where the two become indivisible.” 

With shimmering construction, the Fendi Couture silhouettes appeared to dance across water. The show began and ended with a new “Scatola” (“box”), silhouette, introducing geometric pattern cutting. Supple crocodile traveled through the entire collection, and embroideries like a second skin emphasized each movement of the wearer with extreme precision. Feather-like fringe draped silhouettes with ultra-light fluidity. Transparency brings body and garments together as one. “Shibari” tops demurely reveal the beauty of busts, while cashmere and vicuna dresses follow each curve. 

The palette evolves from darkness to light, culminating in shimmering silver, elevated with precious accessories designed by Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Fendi Artistic Director of Jewelry. The new Singular Vision fine eyewear, custom-made using facial scans, illuminates faces in 18k white gold and white diamonds. Baguette bags designed by Fendi Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear Silva Venturini Fendi echo clothing materials, from crocodile to embroideries. Fendi Gems Baguette bags make their catwalk debut, and an eye-catching Mini Baguette bag stood out with exquisite craftsmanship, including a diamond-pave-encrusted buckle.