The long-awaited brainchild of Donatella Versace, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Kim Jones, better known as Fendace, has officially released its first collection.
The collection which was first teased at Milan Fashion Week last September combines both Fendi and Versace house motifs to classic luxury pieces from both houses.
In a press release, Jones said, “It’s a swap rather than a collaboration, and most of all, it is done out of friendship. It is the beauty of togetherness after time apart and a celebration of women who have inspired me so much.”
“The campaign captures the same sense of friendship and energy we had when we were designing the collection. Kim is a visionary designer and innovator. To me, Fendace will always mean love.” Donatella added to Jones’ sentiments.
The campaigns were photographed by Steven Meisel and videoed by Alec Maxwell and featured a lengthy list of models including, Naomi Campbell, Kristen McMenamy, Anja Rubik, Anok Yai, Imaan Hammam and Lina Zhang to name but a few.
What exactly is the Fendace Swap?
The designers did a full creative swap, that fuses both brands’ design hallmarks and ethos into two collections, with Versace creating a “Fendi by Versace” collection, and Jones and Fendi’s Silvia Venturini Fendi creating a “Versace by Fendi” collection.
Staple pieces from both brands have reinterpreted to create an all-new collection that consists of a ready-to-wear collection, footwear, handbags, and other accessories.
What can we expect from the Fendace collections?
In the Fendi by Versace collection, it features many of the Versace’s signature styles, such as the iconic Baroque print, safety pins and sheared furs.
In the Versace by Fendi collection, Versace embodied Fendi’s signature sexy aesthetic with pieces like shimmery gowns, minidresses and ‘70s-inspired denim pantsuits.
Imagine the Fendi little black dress stitched together with Versace safety pins or Versace chainmail and a medusa motif on a nano Fendi baguette bag. It’s a real feast for the eyes.
Where can you buy the Fendace collections?
The collections are available to buy online at Fendi and Versace as well as in store. Versace stores will be offering the “Fendi by Versace” collection, while Fendi stores will offer offering the “Versace by Fendi” collection.
The collections are also available at a series of global pop-ups located in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Shenyang, Kuwait and Dubai.
The London pop-up is located in Harrods if you want to check it out.
When does Fendace go on sale?
The entire Fendace collection is now available to purchase now. Run don’t walk.
The Fendace pop-ups are only open for a limited period of time however, ranging from May 30th in London to the latest opening time of June 19th in LA so don’t forget to go while yo still can.
How much will the Fendace collection set you back?
The collections range from £130 for a pair of logo-bearing socks to a whooping £26,800k for a metal mesh maxi dress with a whole wide range of prices in-between.
This is not the only drop of Fendace, the luxury houses are teasing us with drops all summer long so stay tuned for updates on when the next instalment drops.
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Keep scrolling to see our top picks from the swap of the season.
Our Favourite Pieces from the Collections
Logo One-Piece Swimsuit, £395 – buy now
Nano Baguette Micro Bag, £950 – buy now
Faux Fur Jacket, £2,590 – buy now
FF Jumper, £1,210 – buy now
Metal Mesh Mini Dress, £21,260 – buy now
Black Dress In Viscose, £2,550 – buy now
Printed FF Leather Shopper, £2,450 – buy now
Multicolour Silk Skirt, £795 – buy now
Printed Pink Satin Low-Tops, £680 – buy now