fendi: Milan Fashion Week: Fashion giant Fendi grabs eyeballs with sharp, masculine suits at womenswear fashion show
Milan Fashion Week follows New York and London events in which designers have been presenting their creations for autumn/winter 2023-2024.
At Fendi, designer Kim Jones added pleated skirt aprons and trains to tailored trouser suits as well as shoulder-baring sleeves to waistcoats.
There were also boiler suits with skirts, slashed knits with halter necks, draped and ribbed dresses, as well as Mac coats adorned with sparkling sequin lining.
In show notes, he said he was inspired by the way jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi wore her family label’s archive items. Jones works alongside Delettrez’s mother and the founding family’s scion, Silvia Venturini Fendi, who looks after menswear and accessories, at the Rome-based label.
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