For Fendi’s first couture collection sans the enigmatic Karl Lagerfeld, the Roman luxury house goes back to its deepest root — the origin of Rome — and celebrates the eternal city in its ageless glory. Unfolding in a symphony-like shifting of expressions, the collection offers two varying sides that seemingly clash, but ultimately co-exist in a nuanced balance of juxtaposing sensibilities.
On the one hand, you have the bold rigor and tessellation of classical Architecture — on the other, the free-spirited charisma of nature’s own systems. Above all, the two meet for a breathtaking finale — the cinematic allure of a Roman woman.
Silvia Venturini Fendi hand-picked archive sketches by Karl Lagerfeld, which inform elements of the silhouette — defining the sweeping lines of tailoring, the ample drape of empress dresses, tucked shoulders, and a graphic décolleté.
Meticulous artistry evolves the iconic Astuccio stripe as a fringed shearling or delicate tulle suspension, while mink is meticulously treated to achieve a marble effect.
Aptly titled ‘The Dawn of Romanity’, the collection highlights Rome’s abundance of inspirations and treasured stories through craftsmanship techniques made possible only in this very city. Scroll through the gallery below for a glimpse into the looks in store.
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