The Italian home of Fendi has in the present day announced it has appointed British designer Kim Jones as artistic director of girls’s collections. His transfer into the place will see him presenting his first ready-to-wear assortment for the home for the autumn/winter ’21/’22 season in Milan in February, 2021, and likewise see him design high fashion for the label, on high of ready-to-wear.
“Kim Jones is a good expertise and since becoming a member of, he has constantly confirmed his means to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH homes whereas revisiting them with nice modernity and audacity,” chief government of mum or dad firm, LVMH, Bernard Arnault stated of the announcement in a launch. “At Fendi, I’m satisfied that his imaginative and prescient and fervour will extremely contribute to the success of the girls’s collections.”
The appointment will see him working alongside Silvia Venturini Fendi, who will proceed to design the equipment and menswear collections. Unusually, he’ll design for 2 main style homes, retaining his function at the additionally LVMH-owned Dior, as artistic director of the French home’s males’s assortment.
Kim Jones stated in the launch: “I want to profoundly thank Monsieur Arnault, Pietro Beccari, Serge Brunschwig and Silvia Venturini Fendi for this unimaginable alternative. Working throughout two such prestigious homes is a real honour as a designer and to have the ability to be part of the home of Fendi as properly as persevering with my work at Dior males’s is a large privilege.”
The transfer marks Jones’s first main enterprise into womenswear, and follows an extended profitable profession as a menswear designer, who is understood for his sensitivities to the altering tempo of the trendy world, melding style with artwork, and is credited as a harbinger of the streetwear development that has dominated the modern style panorama.
He counts design spells at homes together with Louis Vuitton, the place he led the males’s design staff from 2011-18, Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss, Mulberry and Dunhill. The Central Saint Martins alumnus, whose graduate assortment was purchased by John Galliano, has turn into a agency business favorite.
Jones’s place mirrors the dual-responsibilities carried by Jones’s predecessor, the late Karl Lagerfeld, who held two main design roles, till his dying in February final 12 months, and who was Venturini Fendi’s earlier design associate of a long time. Lagerfeld started working at the home in 1965, when she was simply 5 years outdated.
Of Jones, Venturini Fendi stated: “My warmest welcome to Kim, to whom I’m certain by deep respect and friendship. I’m wanting ahead to take the Fendi universe to the subsequent degree with him.”
The solely remaining Fendi member of the family working at the home, Venturini Fendi created the a lot sought-after Baguette bag, and is the third technology to hold on the legacy of her grandparents, who based the 95-year-old home in 1925.
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