LOOK: The Fendi by Marc Jacobs 2023 collection has arrived in Manila
The capsule takes inspiration from friendship, New York, and Fendi’s iconic silhouettes
Fendi artistic director Kim Jones stated that this capsule is not a collaboration but rather an interpretation by his long-time friend and mentor, Marc Jacobs. Speaking highly of Marc, Kim said, “In my opinion, Marc is the king of fashion in America. He is also a master of branding and experimentation, particularly with logos.”
“Here, Marc has designed a Fendi collection – it is not a collaboration, but an interpretation. It embodies a sense of freedom, excess, and joy, where he was allowed to do whatever he wanted,” said the designer.
For this capsule, Marc reinterpreted the iconic Fendi silhouettes of the Baguette and the Peekaboo, incorporating the spirit of friendship that mirrors the relationship between the designers. The collection aims to reflect the personal connection and the respect Marc holds for Fendi as a house, as well as the birthplace of these iconic items in today’s culture.
“I have one word: Fendiroma,” said Marc. “And it is one word! It is another realm, this Fendiroma… And I have two words: The Baguette. It’s a bag – and I am never one to shy away from an iconic bag.”
Drawing inspiration from New York City and the Baguette’s 25-year history, Marc has created the collection. The iconic bag has been reimagined in various forms, translated into garments and accessories that evoke a sense of enjoyment and celebration. The collection also combines the essence of uptown and downtown, as well as casual and formal, which are ongoing motifs in the streets of New York.
The apparel features parachute train skirts, balloon-backed broken denim jackets, and rustling cellophane opera capes. The accessories and shoes showcase rhinestones, exaggerated silhouettes, black and white colorways, and a pop of fluorescent yellow, drawing inspiration from the hi-visibility vests worn by workmen on city streets.
Take a look at some of the featured pieces below:
Fendi is located at Greenbelt 4, Ayala Center, Makati City.