Longstanding Friendship Fuels Mutually Respected Surprise Merge of Versace and Fendi
In a surprise turn that spectators didn’t see coming, the houses of Versace and Fendi came together for a limited edition collection with a presentation entitled Fendace.
VERSACE BY FENDI takes notes from the 90’s and experiments with the Versace Greek motif and Fendi’s monogram pattern. FENDI BY VERSACE is heavily influenced by punk rock, as seen with the use of thick chain mail juxtaposed against lace.
The creative directors behind both brands were quick to address that this not to be viewed as a collaboration but more as a melding of the minds to create something that evokes Freedom, Fun and Virtuosity.
Fendi by Versace
Versace by Fendi
Friends, idols, mentors… It’s the beauty of togetherness.—Kim Jones, Artistic Director Fendi Couture, and Womenswear
It’s a first in the history of fashion: two designers having a true creative dialogue that stems from respect and friendship. It led to us swapping roles to create these two collections.—Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer Versace
An iconic moment occurred when veteran models Amber Valletta and Kate Moss walked together down the catwalk. Other namesake models seen strutting the runway were Adut Akech, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid.
Celeb guests included Niall Horan, Cole Sprouse Dua Lipa, Zooey Deutch, Elizabeth Hurley and more.