We will sound like a broken record, but so be it. The 1990s continue to have a major fashion moment, partly fueled by luxury brands’ nostalgia. The latest trend supporter is the fab Fendi, which joins the 90s bandwagon with a new collection.
The Astrology Summer 2023 Beachwear Capsule Collection is inspired by the brand’s archives, especially by the zodiac sign prints by Karl Lagerfeld (who, thanks to The Costume Institute’s A Line if Beauty exhibit, is having a moment of his own) and silhouettes from the Spring-Summer 1993 Collection. “This is a reflection of Fendi’s past and present, curated for the summer ahead,” according to Fendi in a statement. Its Artistic Designer Kim Jones reimagined that collection and imbued it with the brand’s codes mixed with streetwear influences. The summer-ready lineup features swimwear made from recycled Lycra, elegant satin caftans and dresses adorned with zodiac signs in both English and Italian, as well as astrological designs originally designed by Lagerfeld. It also includes a selection of knitwear, including crocheted dresses with double-F emblems, cozy cashmere sweaters and form-fitting viscose pieces. The line burgeons functionality with a new array of transitional ready-to-wear pieces designed to transition from days by the pool to long evenings in the sun. Draped satin kaftans, dresses, separates and blousons are meant to be layered over the swimwear, making the change from day to night a seamless transformation.
In addition, the collection includes the iconic Peekaboo and Baguette bags crafted in white leather or embroidered with astrological motifs. Accessories are also included with the 12 astrological signs reinterpreted by Defina Delettrez, Artistic Director for Fendi, in the form of lucky charms that can be worn as single earrings or pendant necklaces, as well as textile bracelets that match the prints on the ready-to-wear garments.
The beachwear capsule collection comes with a dedicated campaign fronted by Irina Shayk, seen wearing swimwear with “VIRGO” boldly embedded in it. Shot by photographer Steven Meisel, the mood evokes the art of pleasant relaxation, otherwise known as “dolce far niente”. Drenched in the classic Fendi yellow, a dreamy portrayal of an Italian summer is the perfect backdrop to this colorful campaign, likely to inspire sets of Mediterranean activations, do doubt in plans to celebrate the collection. If you cannot make it to any of those parties, be sure to check out the beachwear collection at Fendi, located on Aventura Mall’s Lower Level.