Virginia Woolf, Bella Hadid, and Kim Jones walk into a room. That’s the vibe Jones brought to Fendi couture with his highly anticipated debut for the Italian maison. In a year in which fashion took its rightful place on the back burner, the new creative director’s reimagining of Fendi gives us something to be excited about.
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After leading Dior Men for three years and completing a tenure at Louis Vuitton (during the Supreme stint, of course), Jones took his transition from hyped-up menswear to couture womenswear literally. Citing Virginia Woolf as a major source of inspiration (Fendi is also presenting an exhibition of rare books and manuscripts to accompany the couture collection), Jones’s clothes blur gender lines with direct references to Orlando, Woolf’s novel which sees the protagonist switch from male to female mid-story with little explanation.
The resulting collection