In conjunction with the unveiling of their new flagship boutique at Marina Bay Sands, Fendi has launched their spring/summer 2022 collection in stores. Inspired by and created in collaboration with the estate and archive of inimitable fashion illustrators Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, Kim Jones’ second ready-to-wear collection for the label was a nod to high-octane ‘70s glamour and ease.
The collection featured a slew of classic, disco-era silhouettes and wardrobe staples. Think: slinky column dresses, caftans, marabou feather outerwear and invitingly louche pant suits interpreted in a way that eschewed nostalgia and pastiche for modern day wearability.
Lopez’s illustrations—notably one of his muse, Jane Forth—as well as his sinuous brushstroke prints, were reproduced on garments and accessories throughout the collection. Iconic handbag styles such as the Baguette and Peekaboo were reimagined with Lopez’s graphic illustrations and an electric rainbow design.
Some of his other signatures echoed throughout the accessories by way of enamel lily hair pins and plexiglass and metal disc earrings. And the pièce de résistance? A hand-sketched logo Lopez had drawn for his contemporary Karl Lagerfeld during his tenure at Fendi, which was revived and used as a print on numerous looks.
With such a specific style and visual identity in place, it would be understandable if one might want expert advice on how to interpret and incorporate pieces from Fendi’s spring/summer 2022 collection into everyday life. Here’s where we come in. In another instalment of Vogue 10, Vogue Singapore has collaborated with Fendi to create an edit of must-have items to snag from the label’s spring/summer 2022 collection. Curated by fashion director Desmond Lim and featuring exclusive styling tips, here are his top 10 highlights:
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Peekaboo ISeeU bag in small, $7,150
“The Peekaboo was first introduced in 2009 and has since become one of the most recognisable Fendi bags,” says Lim. “With this season’s collaboration with the estate and archive of Antonio Lopez, the Peekaboo has been given a retro, yet modern update.”
Styling tip: “Break the ice at any event with this season’s iteration of the Peekaboo bag. Its graphic and eye-catching colours are sure to make for a great conversation starter.”
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Peekaboo ISeeU bag in small, $7,980
“With the return of interesting textures for spring/summer 2022, venture out and incorporate materials like shearling through shoes and accessories. It’s the only way to beat the heat in Singapore and still work fur into your wardrobe,” explains Lim.
Styling tip: “Pair the shearling Peekaboo with straight-cut jeans in an ice blue shade and a white tank for an enviable nonchalance.”
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O’Lock earrings, $630
“The right accessories can make or break any outfit,” states Lim. “A statement pair like these ‘70s-inspired disc earrings in a glossy gold finish will frame the face and add a touch of glamour to any outfit.”
Styling tip: “Slick your hair back into a high ponytail and wear these earrings with a full denim ensemble for that nod to the ‘90s—a trend that has endured the past few seasons.”
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Fendigraphy bag in small, $3,190
“It seems like ‘90s hobo bags are here to stay. For spring/summer 2022, Fendi has introduced a new style–the Fendigraphy. It comes in two sizes and features some serious hardware on the bottom. The last time I checked, these babies have a waitlist, so time to get in line.”
Styling tip: “Pair your Fendigraphy bag with a cute, cropped top and low waisted bottoms for that sexy Y2K look. You could also throw a slouchy cardigan on to add a preppy finish to your outfit.”
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Baguette bag, $4,450
“If it’s good enough for Carrie Bradshaw, it’s good enough for everybody,” says Lim. “The most iconic Fendi bag gets a seriously covetable update this season with an embossed leather finish.”
Styling tip: “Wear it with anything and everything. You can never go wrong with a Fendi Baguette.”
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Fendi First pochette, $4,450
“One of Kim Jones’ first introductions when he joined Fendi, the Fendi First has become a mainstay within the society circuit since its introduction during fall/winter 2021. This bag will take you effortlessly from day to night with just a change of a strap,” shares Lim.
Styling tip: “Remove the detachable strap to carry the Fendi First as a clutch for the night. With its ability to hold more than you might think, your days of editing your items to fit into tiny minaudières are finally over.”
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Fendi First sandals, $1,950
“Spice up any outfit with a pair of strappy and sparkly heels like these Fendi First sandals. With its metallic straps in three different shades, it’s bound to dress up even the most casual of outfits,” claims Lim.
Styling tip: “Pair them with a pair of socks to nail that preppy look. Complete your outfit with an oxford shirt and a micro mini skirt to hit all the key trends this season without any fuss.”
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Fendi Match sneakers, $1,350
“Sneakers are thankfully here to stay for the long run. Last season’s extremes of either extra chunky sneakers or super sleek opposites have given way to a silhouette which sits somewhere in the middle. Cue the return of the ’80s tennis sneaker. The Fendi Match is a front runner.”
Styling tip: “The trick to wearing bulky sneakers is to pair them with slouchy pants or jeans. The wider the cut, the better.”
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Pink silk jacket, $5,150
“Every woman needs a great jacket and this iteration from Fendi is bound to be a winning option for many reasons. With its exceptional tailoring and interesting design–the vest below can be worn on its own and is backless–you can effortlessly switch up your look by either keeping the outer jacket on, or removing it.”
Styling tip: “This is what I’d call an investment piece. Wear the outer jacket with the vest and a pair of matching pants for a modern update on a three-piece suit. For those who are more adventurous, wear each component separately and with a multitude of different bottom options to create a variety of looks to suit whichever mood you’re in.”
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Peekaboo ISeeU men's in mini, $6,590
“Who says the Peekaboo is exclusive only to women? The sleek gunmetal finish, matching hardware and perfect size will carry all your daily necessities without drawing too much attention,” muses Lim.
Styling tip: “It’s black, it’s sleek and it’s compact. Need I say more?”
Shop the Fendi spring/summer 2022 collection via Fendi’s Marina Bay Sands virtual store, complete with up close and personal style commentaries from our fashion director Desmond Lim and host, Yvette King.