The collab we didn’t know we needed, FENDI x SKIMS is officially here, and our Miami shoppers are in luck: Aventura Mall’s Fendi store is offering select items from the collection!
Under the direction of Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian West, FENDI and SKIMS debut a stunning collection, which unites the aesthetic codes of the respective brands to create a capsule wardrobe for the modern woman.
“The idea for the collaboration came about when my team and I were sitting around a table at the studio in Rome,” explains Jones. “Suddenly, all the women went silent and started looking at their phones. I didn’t know what was going on, but they were waiting for the launch of the new SKIMS collection. It was then that I thought: let’s do something together.”
“Both FENDI and SKIMS have a cultural power very different from each other, but equally as strong,” reflects Kim Kardashian West. “We share a desire to push boundaries, think differently and challenge convention which is why we found so much common ground collaborating on this collection together.”
Drawing upon sketches from an archival FENDI collection first presented by Karl Lagerfeld in 1979, which placed a focal point on twisted tube tops, pop colors and tight sashes, FENDI x SKIMS combines the focus on fit and form SKIMS is known for, transporting into both the past and present of the FENDI universe.
Form-fitting silhouettes materialize in velvet engineered for support, while a gradient series of neutral shades are meticulously crafted into bonded leather dresses that draw upon Roman aesthetics to offer statuesque transformation. Bold colors saturate contemporary beach and shapewear, while a hybrid FENDI x SKIMS logo appears on reversible skin-tight jersey, and is embossed into knitwear, printed across underwear and hosiery, and written large across recycled nylon sportswear.
“The innovation in fabrics and fit typical to SKIMS paired with the luxury and quality of FENDI may feel unexpected to some people, but the similarities between our creative vision and goals are so closely aligned,” notes Kardashian West. “It’s that tension that excites me.”
Accessories appear in a complementary palette: a standout array of brightly colored FENDI icons appear alongside neutral tones, from Peekaboo and FENDI First to the new Baguette Chain and signature Sunshine Shopper in 3D FF logo – also available in their Mini and Nano versions. For footwear, FENDI debuted a shearling hiking sandal imbued with a distinctly LA energy, alongside an array of new iterations of the FENDI First heel.
The SKIMS mission of creating solutions for all women is directly mirrored within that of FENDI.
“My FENDI is about creating something for every woman, every different shape – and that’s something at the heart of SKIMS too,” explains Jones. “Kim Kardashian West is doing a lot to celebrate inclusivity – including her admirable work with social justice in America – and as a hard-working woman is constantly striving to do her best. These values are something to celebrate.”
“Kim Jones and I have been close friends for years,” continues Kardashian West, “I love his creative spirit and how he understands luxury in a way that makes total sense for how people want to dress.”
Here, the two forces unite and create a collab straight out of our dreams. Shop this limited-edition collection at FENDI in Aventura Mall, located on the Lower Level. For more information, please call 305-931-4326.