Fendi has announced the appointment of Kim Jones as Creative Director of its high fashion and women’s ready-to-wear collections. With this appointment, he joins Kim Jones To Silvia Venturini Fendi, the third generation of the Fendi family who will continue to innovate collections of menswear and accessories; As to be reserved Kim Jones At the same time in his role as Creative Director of the men’s Dior collections.
On this occasion, Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH Group, welcomed the nomination, saying: Kim Jones A great talent, and since joining, he has consistently demonstrated his great ability to adapt to the icons and heritage of the LVMH fashion houses, by returning to it with great modernity and daring. ”He added,“ At Fendi, I am convinced that his vision and passion will greatly contribute to the success of the women’s groups. ” .
For his part, he said Kim JonesI would like to sincerely thank Bernard Arnault, Pietro Beccari, Serge Brunschwig and Silvia Venturini Fendi for this wonderful opportunity. Working in two prestigious homes of this high quality is a real honor for me as a designer, and my ability to join Fendi as well as continue my work in The Dior men’s collection is a huge privilege that I am proud of. ”
Serge Brunschwig, Chairman and CEO of Fendi, said: “I am delighted to welcome my joining Kim Jones To Fendi. Kim Jones He is one of the most talented and important designers today, and there is no doubt that with Silvia Venturini Fendi, who brilliantly carried the legacy of the House and Karl Lagerfeld, he will bring his unique contemporary perspective to the world of Fendi. ”
Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of Fendi Men’s Accessories and Apparel, said: “I extend my warm welcome to Kim JonesFor whom I deeply respect and have a close friendship. I look forward to taking Fendi’s world to the next level with him. ”
It is reported that Kim Jones It will present its first Fendi ready-to-wear collection for the Fall / Winter 2021-2022 season during Milan Fashion Week, this February.