LVMH Fashion Maisons – Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Christian Dior, Patou, Loewe, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton – showcased their women’s collections for the coming season during Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Week in Milan and Paris.
For his second show at Fendi, Kim Jones explored the joyful irreverence that has always defined the Maison, alongside his vision for its future. The result is a modern perspective on disco-age glamour with a spotlight on the powerful femininity synonymous with the Fendi name. For this new collection, Kim Jones drew inspiration from creations by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. His brushstrokes appear in elegant abstraction across cream kaftans and silken shirting, while his figurative drawings are translated into intarsia leathers, intricate lace and shimmering jacquards. Lilies become enamel hair accessories and the Fendi First bag embodies bold attitude. The wardrobe created by Kim Jones celebrates a free and empowered woman.
For the latest collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri delves into the history of Dior and explores the heritage and aesthetic of Marc Bohan, long Creative Director of the Maison. In a tribute to early 1960s looks, the silhouettes reveal cuts and graphic effects transposed in yellow, green, red, navy, orange and raspberry. The colors also symbolize the spatial geometries at the heart of games dreamt up by artist Anna Paparatti to question the rules of art and life. Reflecting her works, the show’s scenography expresses the spirit of “an absurdist game”. The designs are combined in multiple ways with materials such as scuba and nylon that reinterpret volumes, revolutionizing the look of the woman who wears them. Silhouettes are conceived to shine on the dancefloor, evoking the legendary Roman nightclub the Piper Club, an emblem of freedom.