Kim Jones, menswear designer at Dior Homme, has given us all a sneak peek for what's to come in his debut collection as the artistic director of Fendi, an appointment which was announced earlier this year after the passing away of Karl Lagerfeld. A mere few days following his latest collection for Dior Homme, Jones has now given us a look into his inaugural Fendi show, which will take place at Paris haute couture week on January 27, 2021.
Jones made the announcement of his debut show via his Instagram account, with a moody, artistic shot of models Adwoa Aboah and Thatcher Thornton looking glittery and blurry. “Very excited to announce our first ever @fendi #FendiCouture Collection for Spring/Summer 2021 … during Paris Haute Couture Week.” The designer noted in the caption. The show will be Fendi's first Spring/Summer couture collection since Lagerfelds reign as artistic director of womenswear since 2015, where the late designer created autumn/winter couture collections coined “haute fourrure” - an ode to the Roman house’s furrier heritage.
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It's unclear whether the designer plans to debut the collection IRL or virtually yet, considering the world still hangs in the balance of the way things might go with COVID-19, however it will undoubtedly serve as both a beacon of glimmering joy to behold, regardless of presentation restrictions. Jones has reportedly been working and collaborating with designer Silvia Venturini Fendi for the first collection, similarly to the way Lagerfeld did before his passing.
The beginning of 2021 will be an exciting year for the future of fashion, particularly in the luxury realm, where we are eager to see Vetements' Demna Gvasalia, who plans to present a revival of Balenciaga couture, and Matthew Williams debut Givenchy collection, where he will put a techno-modern spin on the Parisian house, as seen in the collection preview released earlier this month.