A splash of California is coming your way.
Luxury fashion house Fendi has launched the collaboration of the season with the “California Sky” collection produced in partnership with visual artist Joshua Vides. The new creations, which are distinguished by graphic lines, are available from stores and Fendi.com.
Italian house Fendi has ventured off the beaten track with this artistic collaboration with Joshua Vides, and that is what we like about it. The luxury of a Silvia Venturini Fendi collection has been illuminated by a light touch, Californian freedom of thought, dynamism, and the streetwear and graffiti-imbued style of the Los Angeles artist in this minimalist and trompe-l’oeil inspired collection.
Take a black felt tip to re-invent everyday objects… This is the imperative chosen by Joshua Vides. A cup, a games controller, a mirror, sneakers: the world is his canvas and the results are pleasing to the eye. The surprise is perhaps the initial response, then delight in black and white lines, or rather black lines on white and the trompe-l’oeil effects they create. But what would happen if the Californian took his black marker to a bunch of clothes by Fendi? Sacrilege? We can only applaud and beg for more because this collection strikes out into uncharted territory while remaining loyal to the spirit of the Italian house.
The “California Sky” collection offers men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, and a selection of accessories including the iconic Peekaboo and Baguette bags. And put quite simply, all of these chic, dynamic and playful creations seem to have escaped from a cartoon.
The womenswear offering features a long silk dress, a cotton shirt with trompe-l’oeil buttons and seams, a gabardine jacket and skirt, a crop top T-shirt, a blazer, a bathrobe, several more dresses, pants, shorts, and T-shirts. The menswear range has T-shirts, shirts, jeans, Bermuda shorts, sweaters, jackets and swims shorts. Then there is a selection of accessories, including several styles of shoes, jewellery, glasses, leather goods and a number of stoles.
The “California Sky” collaboration by Fendi and Joshua Vides is available from selected outlets and Fendi’s online store.
This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.