Form-fitting and bright, the collection takes hints from both the brands to present a special look
October 25, 2021: With two divergent, unique brands coming together, Fendi and Kim Kardashian join hands to launch the Fendi X Skims capsule collection that will spread some cheer this festive season.
The collection unites the aesthetic codes of both the brands to create a capsule wardrobe for the modern woman. “The idea for the collaboration came about when my team and I were sitting around a table at the studio in Rome,” explains Kim Jones, Creative Director of Fendi. “Suddenly, all the women went silent and started looking at their phones. I didn’t know what was going on, but they were waiting for the launch of the new SKIMS collection. It was then that I thought: let’s do something together.”
Drawing upon sketches from an archival FENDI collection first presented by Karl Lagerfeld in 1979, which placed a focal point on twisted tube tops, pop colors and tight sashes, FENDI x SKIMS combines the focus on fit and form SKIMS is known for, transporting into both the past and present of the FENDI universe.
Form-fitting silhouettes materialize in velvet engineered for support, while a gradient series of neutral shades are meticulously crafted into bonded leather dresses that draw upon Roman aesthetics to offer statuesque transformation. Bold colors, such as dark lavender and bright rust, saturate contemporary beach and shapewear, while a hybrid FENDI x SKIMS logo appears on reversible skin-tight jersey, embossed into knitwear, printed across underwear and hosiery and writ large across recycled nylon sportswear.
“The innovation in fabrics and fit typical to SKIMS paired with the luxury and quality of Fendi may feel unexpected to some people, but the similarities between our creative vision and goals are so closely aligned,” notes Ms. Kardashian West. “It’s that tension that excites me.”
Accessories appear in a complimentary palette: a standout array of brightly colored FENDI icons appear alongside neutral tones, from Peekaboo and FENDI First to the new Baguette Chain and signature Sunshine Shopper in 3D FF logo, available also in their Mini and Nano versions. For footwear, FENDI debuted a shearling hiking sandal imbued with a distinctly LA energy, alongside an array of new iterations of the FENDI First heel.
Both the brands have a shared vision of creating solutions for all women. “My FENDI is about creating something for every woman, every different shape – and that’s something at the heart of SKIMS too,” explains Mr. Jones. “Kim Kardashian West is doing a lot to celebrate inclusivity-including her admirable work with social justice in America- and as a hard-working woman with a family, she is constantly striving to do her best. These values are something to celebrate.”
The FENDI x SKIMS collection will launch on November 9, 2021 on www.fendiskims.com and be available at select FENDI stores and retailers globally.