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FENDI: SS22

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Kim Jones’ Fendi has arrived in its sophomore season and she is growing up, girls gone wild, you better work. Just how we like our Fendi collections. This season Jones was inspired by Lopez. No, not Jennifer - although the collection is most definitely giving Jenny from the block early 2000s vibes - but Antonio Lopez, the fashion illustrator who infused the spirit of women (often those he was inspired by on the dance floor including Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones, Jerry Hall etc) into his illustrations. “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,” said Jones. “Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.” And so Lopez’s illustrations danced across silk shirts, intarsia leather and the legendary Baguette and Peekaboo bags. Jones has stepped into his Fendi element. “This is my first live show for Fendi, and it’s a celebration,” said Jones. “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.” High boots on, mini tight dresses in ’70s shades of juicy orange and deep browns, floor-length silky dresses flowing in sweet strawberry pinks, flashes of gold and summers-day-sky-blues. Oh, we’re ready to go out. Let’s go girls.

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