Who knew that one day two famous artistic directors from two famous Italian houses could swap their roles just for fun? Nobody but one day Kim Jones called Donatella Versace to give birth to the Fendace collection. Kim Jones and Donatella Versace symbolise their friendship and creative influence with the unique collection.
As said Donatella, this is not a collaboration: this collection is a role swap where each designer brings its vision to the other. This is a new creative way to present a collection. The fact that the two fashion houses are not from the same group created the surprise. The Swap collection between Fendi and Versace just want to be a collection between two designers and friends who want to have fun in their creative process. It proves that behind a brand name, there are creative and passionate men and women.
For Kim Jones who is a real Gianni Versace fan (Maybe the next Donatella successor?) it’s such a dream coming true. The show was presented in a set reminding Gianni's catwalks. The nineties supermodels were here such as Kristen McMenamy who opened the show, in an sensual evening gown decorated with the brand's signature Medusa and Fendace safety pins. The F-shaped heels on the sandals are reminiscent of both Fendi and Fendace.
We recognise his muses, such as Amber Valetta and Kate Moss walking side by side and swimsuits. The subtle Fendi twist is in the house's techniques such as lace on a beige cocktail dress.
Donatella and Kim swap their role like a child's game, with joy and a good mood. The Baroque patterns are associated with the Fendi monogram. The jewellery is going to Fendace, made from the Versace Greca and the intertwined F from Fendi.
Donatella revisits the Fendi using the iconic double F monogram. On patchwork denim looks, life-size Medusa logos and baroque patterns, typical of the Gianni era. She also made connections with the summer 2022 with multicolor scarfs and swimsuits.
Gigi Hadid and Naomi Campbell worn the masterpieces of Donatella for Fendi: dresses covered with rhinestones. A Versace nineties shaped dress but make it swap with the Fendi logo.