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FENDI: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023

For Autumn/Winter 2023, Kim Jones explores classicism and elegance through the lens of subtle subversion. Drawing directly upon the wardrobe of Delfina Delettrez Fendi – how she wears her Fendi archive with an instinctive sense of self-expression – here is a collection which plays with binaries: the exploration and elevation of deconstruction; the interpolation of gendered archetypes; the disturbance of ladylike sophistication. The illusion of insouciance is elegantly constructed, and pieces are designed to be worn every which way.

“It all started with Delfina. There’s a chicness but a perversity to the way she twists Fendi, which is what I love.”

– Kim Jones.

Flashes of Fetishism

Masculine tailoring and traditional fabrics are twisted into feminine forms, while elements of utilitarianism appear throughout: boiler-suits, aprons, and uniforms. Lace is lacquered and layered; flashes of fetishism appear through slips of lingerie peeking through, or thigh-high lace-up boots.

A clean-cut mac falls open to flash its sequined lining; bias-cut draped dresses or Persian lamb bibs appear with harnessed straps.

FENDI: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Looks

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FENDI: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Looks

(Photo by Aldo Castoldi/Getty Images for Fendi)

Deconstructed, but luxurious

In a perfected perspective on punk, knitwear appears cleanly slashed or gently warped. Felted wools are slightly shrunken, ribbed knits left unbuttoned, or worn askew. Satin dresses with a twisted drape are romantically trailed by billowing scarves. “It’s deconstructed, but luxurious. There’s a little nod to punk, and my admiration for DIY, but moved on towards something chic,” explains Kim Jones. “The first day that Delfina walked into work, she was wearing blue and brown, and I thought she looked so great. There’s a chicness but a perversity to the way she twists FENDI, which is what I love.”

With graphic motifs drawn from the Autumn/Winter 1996 Fendi archive seamlessly expressed in intarsia, alongside Karl Lagerfeld’s 1981 sketches for multipurpose knitwear offering a formative inspiration, the history of the House is reflected anew.

FENDI: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Looks

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FENDI: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Looks

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Duality is very Fendi

With the introduction of a new handbag, the Fendi Multi, Silvia Venturini Fendi pays homage to that multipurpose sensibility so innate to the House, through a shape which has been engineered to transform between two distinct silhouettes. “I think what is really nice is the movement of the bag, that it can be two things in one,” she reflects. “That duality is very Fendi – as is the idea of something which appears simple but, in reality, is very complex.” Other styles, like the newly conceived Fendi C’mon, draw on that same supposed simplicity: “The idea was to create pieces that were very pure in order to match the sophistication of the collection,” she says.

It is the exact same spirit which is echoed in the jewellery, designed by Delfina Delettrez Fendi. “I wanted to explore the purity of the double F, locking on the ear,” she explains. “Like the collection, it goes to the very essence of Fendi.”

More about the collection, please visit: Fendi.com

FENDI: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Looks

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Celebrities and Influencers who attended

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Iconic actress Gwendoline Christie, heroine of “Games of Thrones”. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Iconic actress Christina Ricci, the original “Wednesday” of the ‘90s “The Addams Family” and star of 2022 Emmy nominated “Yellow Jackets”. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

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Renowned model Winnie Harlow. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

American Singer Noah Cyrus sat front row at the Milan show. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Brazilian Friend of the House, musical artist IZA. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Song Hye-Kyo, Korean Star and friend of Fendi. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Aitana, musician from Spain. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

New Thai Friend of Fendi, Bella Renee Campen. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

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Fendi friend Song Yuqui Cheng Xiao. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Fendi friend Song Yuqui. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Fendi friend Greg Hsu. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Haruna Kawaguchi, model and actress from Japan. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

“Bling Empire” actress Heart Evangelista. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Leonetta Luciano Fendi. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Socialite Zita d’Hauteville. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Mia Regan. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Aron Piper. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

J Balvin. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Celebrities

Brazilian Friends of the House, musical artist IZA & model Sasha Meneghel. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Bryan Boy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Caroline Daur. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Chriselle Lim. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Elena Perminova. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Molly Chiang. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Tamara Kalinic. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Valentina Ferragni. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Veronica Ferraro. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Alice Barbier. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Chiara Ferragni. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Mr. Bags. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Aya & Ami. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

Fendi: Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 - Influencers

Michi & Yoshiaki. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Fendi)

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