Rome Is The Muse In Fendi Couture Spring 2022

Past, present, and future combine in Fendi’s newest couture collection, which boasts feminine piece with a touch of fantasy

Drawing inspiration from the spirituality and history of Rome, the Fendi Couture Spring 2022 collection is a mystical representation of the past and future led by Kim Jones, artistic director of couture and womenswear collections. “When you walk down the street in Rome, you are constantly moving back and forth in time,” he said. “Where we work feels very modern, but you pass monuments on the way there. There’s a total timelessness to the city: a historic vein which runs through it, but also a movement that is projecting forwards.” The recognizable aesthetics and statuesque architecture of the city is explored through a celestial lens—fluid pieces are draped over shimmering bodices; beading appears illuminated; hand-embroidered tights act as a second skin. Sci-fi and astral fantasy combine with feminine silhouettes and delicate fabrics, using silk, organza, and velvet with sequined embroidery of mink and pearls to embrace the divine goddess. Accessories point to the archeological remnants of ancient civilizations, with bags inlayed with volcanic stone and hematite, and jewelery with crystal geodes and amethyst. The collection is a transcendent study that harmonizes an ancient past with a conceptualized future, all while celebrating the power of women.

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