Fendi opens Milan exhibits with disco glam, butterflies at Ferretti | Reuters

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MILAN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Fendi designer Kim Jones took fashionistas to the disco on the opening of Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, in his first in-person catwalk present since becoming a member of the Italian luxurious label.

In a nod to the heyday of Studio 54 and Nineteen Seventies disco glamour, fashions took to the runway in kaftan tops, silk floaty clothes and sharp trouser fits for the spring/summer season 2022 womenswear presentation.

Like New York and London, Milan is holding a mixture of bodily reside exhibits and digital shows this season. In February, the occasions had been digital as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, with designers turning to movies to current their creations.

“This is my first live show for Fendi, and it’s a celebration,” Jones mentioned in a press release.

“Our woman has let loose a bit – she’s going out, dressing up. We’ve all been locked away for so long that I think that’s what we all need right now.”

Jones, who was named inventive director for Fendi womenswear and couture final September, mentioned he regarded to a hand-sketched brand by trend illustrator Antonio Lopez discovered within the model’s archives as the muse for his assortment.

He opened the present with all-white ensembles of slit coats, waistcoat and trouser fits, cape-like robes and brief frocks.

Lopez’ brushstrokes adorned cream kaftan tops and clothes. His paintings additionally featured on purses.

Jones, who succeeded late designer Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi and works alongside the founding household’s scion Silvia Venturini Fendi, additionally took inspirations from Lopez’s drawings for intarsia leather-based designs, lace clothes and shimmering night frocks.

There had been wide-leg trouser fits worn with bralettes, tassel clothes and an array of furry coats, a staple at Fendi, a part of luxurious conglomerate LVMH (LVMH.PA).

Jones selected a color palette of soppy gray, pink and blue earlier than shifting to chocolate brown and black for night put on.

“While I’ve been looking at Karl’s legacy at the house, I’ve also been looking around him, at his contemporaries – at who he was interested in,” Jones mentioned.

“Lopez was a friend of Karl’s and has always been someone who inspired me … I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.”

At the Alberta Ferretti present, fashions wore fringed crochet tops and floaty shirts in sandy colors with wide-leg trousers in addition to macs and vibrant brief halterneck clothes.

The designer additionally put fringes on clothes and trousers, paired cropped jackets with mini skirts, and encrusted massive sequins and vibrant beads on wispy chiffon night clothes in turquoise, blue, purple and black.

Butterfly patterns and prints adorned a number of the designs.

Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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