LONDON — Ed McVey, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Amir El-Masry and Jourdan Dunn got here out to the Fendi retailer on New Bond Avenue in London on Wednesday night time to have fun Kim Jones‘ subsequent collaboration with Stefano Pilati.
Collaborations have turn out to be part of Jones’ tenure at Fendi, the place he signed on as inventive director of high fashion, ready-to-wear and fur collections for girls in September 2020.
In September 2021, he unveiled a full-scale model swap with Versace adopted by a group with Marc Jacobs for spring 2023 Fendi ladies’s assortment final yr and a particular Baguette purse collaboration with Tiffany & Co.
On the London occasion, the room was stuffed with actors sporting head-to-toe Fendi who remained mum as a part of the continued SAG-AFTRA strikes as spicy rooster canapés had been served and Champagne glasses had been crammed.
Author, director and producer Holly Stevens took the night time off forward of her upcoming play “Pimms & Piety” that runs from Nov. 8 to 12 at The Etcetera Theatre.
The play follows the occasions of Nicole Sacks’ life at school as a Jewish scholar whose life is turned the wrong way up after an evening out along with her Jewish buddies. She begins to query her place at her school, the place she’s getting ready to being kicked out.
Stevens tackles what it means to be Jewish in at this time’s society and the notion of faith.
Different friends on the occasion included Bree Runway, Cora Corre, Detox, Digga D and Reece Clarke.
Pilati’s assortment launched in Fendi boutiques and on-line Thursday, backed by in-store occasions in London; Dubai; New York; Tokyo; Seoul; Singapore; Chengdu, China; and Hong Kong.
WWD broke the information of the collaboration on Sept. 14.
“He’s a buddy, an inspiration and a designer for contemporary occasions — at all times seeking to the long run, asking questions and proffering options,” mentioned Jones in an interview.
Pilati added in the identical interview with WWD that he “needed to have fun the Fendis — as I at all times have fun ladies. I requested myself, ‘So what now? What’s my heritage?’ All of those ladies are past and it was logical for me and Silvia to speak about them, to speak about our shared heritage of ladies. I really like Silvia and Delfina. I really like the best way they transfer, communicate and focus on. You study and also you respect.”