Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing world of Haute Couture Week, where extravagance meets avant-garde fashion in an explosion of creativity. One brand that stood out in this realm of understated beauty was Fendi. The brand found itself in simplicity, showcasing its masterful craftsmanship and impeccable taste. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of five things you need to know about their remarkable show.
Fendi's Dazzling High Jewellery Debut
Drawing inspiration from the incomparable talent and effortless elegance of Delfina Delettrez Fendi, this event is set to redefine the boundaries of luxury and style. As a muse, style icon, and Creative Director of Jewellery at Fendi, she brings a unique blend of creativity and sophistication to the table. Her involvement in the LVMH-owned family business has become more prominent than ever before. This season, Kim Jones, the Creative Mastermind behind Fendi's Haute Couture proposal, turned to Delfina's ever-present aura and her first high jewellery Collection for the house as inspiration.
In a mesmerizing jewellery preview with the Fendi heiress, it became evident why Jones entrusted her with such a significant role. In a time where quiet luxury reigns supreme, striking the perfect balance between sophistication and the generously diamond-encrusted logo colliers and bracelets was no small feat. Together, they crafted a Collection that embodies Fendi's vision while pushing the boundaries of luxury and refinement.
Delettrez's Unforgettable Jewellery Masterpieces
With an unmatched blend of creativity and emotion, Delettrez takes inspiration from Fendi's iconic logo, transforming it into captivating and innovative designs that push the boundaries of imagination. In Delettrez's words, "The logo is my main source of inspiration, playing with these geometrical but emotional ways. I'm emotionally attached to this double F as if my alphabet comprised only one letter." As the daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi, the logo holds a special place in her heart, allowing her to fearlessly and instinctively approach its exploration.
Her jewellery pieces feature discreet, interlocking diamond-covered Fs, creating a structured and harmonious aesthetic. But that's just the beginning. Delettrez's designs also delve into the organic industrial form language at the core of her artistic vision. Some of her diamond compositions carry an almost sci-fi allure as if peering into a digital screen that mesmerizes with its otherworldly beauty.
Delettrez's creations possess unique lightness and subtlety despite their inherent opulence. They are perfectly attuned to the demands of the current era, where striking the right balance is a puzzle every designer seeks to solve. Delfina Delettrez may have the advantage of her illustrious dynasty name, but her talent is exceptional and all her own.
The Exquisite Jewellery Showcase of the Collection
Prepare to be mesmerized as Kim Jones seamlessly integrates Delfina Delettrez Fendi's exquisite diamonds into his stunning showcase. The show opens with straight, slinky silhouettes adorned in beautiful skin tones and vibrant hues reminiscent of precious gemstones. Each meticulously draped and wrapped garment evokes the intricate carvings of ancient Roman statues that have long influenced Jones' iconic Fendi designs.
In Jones' words, "It's the idea of the silhouette being nothing but everything at the same time." This notion resonates throughout the Collection, with garments that embody simplicity while exuding an undeniable allure. These designs intentionally serve as the ideal foundation for presenting Delettrez's exceptional jewellery, showcased on models with fingers delicately clutching jewellery-box evening bags, allowing bracelets to glide elegantly down their wrists.
The colliers, making their debut in a short black dress and sculptural daytime proposals, add harmoniously to Jones' evening-centric couture. The collaboration between Jones and Delettrez is an exquisite fusion of their unique creative visions, resulting in a captivating display of fashion and craftsmanship.
Source: Daniele Venturelli
Jewels Become an Integral Part of Fashion
As the show progressed, the garments glistened with the radiance of Delettrez's diamonds. Dresses adorned with sequins, beads, and crystals emerged as exquisite jewellery pieces, embraced by knitted cinchers that provided a sense of protection. This intimate feeling carried into the tactile materials used for dresses and coats, evoking a spa-like ambience complemented by Jones' favored blush, powdery pastels. These garments beautifully contrasted Delettrez's more industrial-inspired lines, culminating in a grand finale of heavily embellished candy-colored gowns and silver accents, elevating the levels of sparkle to new heights.
Kim Jones Discovers His Distinct Fendi Aesthetic
Reflecting on his designs, Jones reveals, "It's taking a bit of me, a lot of Delfina, and a bit of Fendi history. We've been selling a lot of couture through this Collection, so I want to continue with the drapes and the folding." The established silhouette at Fendi serves as a canvas for Jones to infuse his unique perspective, creating stunning pieces that blend tradition with modernity.
Jones understands the desires of today's women – to feel comfortable and effortlessly gorgeous when they step out into the world. With this in mind, he crafts silhouettes that embrace comfort and style, ensuring that each garment enhances the wearer's confidence and radiance.
Fendi's AW23 Haute Couture Show transcends the ordinary, immersing us in a world of artistry, luxury, and impeccable design. The launch of Fendi's high jewellery Collection, the transformative nature of jewels into garments, and the harmonious collaboration between Jones and Delettrez all contribute to a truly unforgettable experience. Fendi continues redefining Haute Couture boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion world.