presented the line digitally with a film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino.
Models including Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace wore embroidered
dresses, satin gowns in marbleised prints, embellished jackets and mosaic-like
observed Rome become modern, and that is what is interesting to me: connecting
eras, the old with the new, the past with the present," Jones said in a
is a fascinating city because it has so many pasts." The British designer
stuck to a mainly neutral colour palette, showing plenty of white, cream and
shades of brown for his second couture collection at Fendi, which is known for
its fur designs.
Models also wore strapless see-through
gowns with embroidered florals, ruffled frocks, short lace dresses, printed
coats and trouser suits adorned with acorn depictions.
One voluminous dress in soft grey
was adorned in floating feathers, while other evening looks included sparkly
Jones, also at the helm of
menswear at French fashion house Dior, is artistic director for womenswear and
couture at Fendi, part of luxury conglomerate LVMH.
alongside the founding family’s scion Silvia Venturini Fendi, who looks after
menswear and accessories.
While haute couture week has seen
the return of in-person shows as lockdown restrictions ease in France, some
brands, like Fendi, have opted for digital presentations.
Meanwhile, over a week ago, Fendi
had struck a partnership deal with spectacle maker Thelios to create, produce
and distribute the Italian fashion house's eyewear collection.
Thelios is a joint venture
between LVMH and Italian spectacle maker Marcolin, in which the luxury group
holds a 51% stake.
The Autumn/Winter 2021 collection
will be the first to be launched under the new partnership and will include
both prescription and sun glasses, the two companies said in a joint press release.
collaboration is an important step for both (companies), which are joining
forces to increase the appeal of Fendi eyewear and making it a leading brand in
the luxury segment," the statement added.
Part of the broader strategy by
Paris-based LVMH to expand in eyewear, Thelios produces and distributes glasses
for other brands in the group, including Dior, Stella McCartney and Kenzo.
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