After the homage to the Bloomsbury Group, Kim Jones returns with a Couture collection that unites fashion, cinema and literature in a sublime combination. For the autumn – winter 2021 season, Jones celebrates Pasolini’s Rome, recalling some of his literary and cinematic masterpieces.
Against the backdrop of the Eternal City, stands the imposing ode to marble, from which the designer draws inspiration for his color palette. In fact, the collection presents exclusively the most delicate and sober nuances of stone with shades of earth, cream, white. On the other hand, the square Coliseum is also made of marble, the headquarter of the Maison to which the film directed by Guadagnino makes continuous reference.
Marble, in fact, does not only serve as a chromatic inspiration, but is really materially used in the collection. Precisely in the heels of leather shoes. The collection continues with a series of elegant evening gowns, whose romantic and soft silhouette, given by tulle and lace, recalls the charm of the Eternal City immortalized through a camera.
And just as Pasolini saw it, so does Jones, inspired by Pasolini’s vision of Roman reality. “Pasolini watched Rome become modern and that’s what interests me. Connecting the ages, the old with the new, the past with the present.”, says the designer.
Inspired by this vision, the collection comes to life. The drapes, the peplo dresses enriched with bustier, the floral embroidery and the leaves printed on the fabrics recalling the famous “ottobrate romane”.
A further touch of elegance is given by the jewelry made by designer Delfina Delettrez, who recently joined Fendi team as creative director of the jewelry department.