Fashion collaborations are on the rise. One such collaboration is the famed Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian collab with their Fendi x Skims capsule collection. It has generated quite the buzz. The collection is codesigned and has a blend of both brands’ offerings like lingerie, shapewear, swimwear, accessories, and outerwear. Inspired by a Fendi collection from 1979 which was designed by Karl Lagerfeld, this collection blends the figure-enhancing features of the shapewear by Skims’ and the fashion lexicon by Fendi fashion lexicon.
Inspired by the Team
Jones’ team served as inspiration for this collaboration when the women on his team were glued to their phones during a brainstorming session, waiting to check out the new collection by Skims. That is when the British designer had his Eureka moment. This team included the likes of Silvia Venturini Fendi, who is the Artistic Director for men’s wear and accessories as well as Delfina Delettrez Fendi, who is the Artistic Director for jewelry.
About the Collection
The collection includes tank dresses and form-fitting tops. They are made of engineered velvet. Both the brands’ logos will appear on the skin-tight jersey that is reversible, one-piece swimsuits with prints, embossed knitwear as well as sheer lingerie. The collection also features a leather dress, bonded for $4,200. It is available in a range of different flesh tones. This is an inclusive offering by Skims that highlights its design sense. The palette ranges from muted to daring colors. It also includes black, fuchsia, and military green.
Behind the Scenes
Steven Meisel has shot the campaign images. These shots include Kardashian, with models Tianna St. Louis, Precious Lee, Grace Valentine, and Jessie Li. To commemorate the launch of this collection, the collaborating companies have conscripted Vanessa Beecroft, an artist, to interpret this collaboration, as well. The collection is available on the e-commerce website – fendiskims.com.