After performing his 2018 single “Fendiman” at Fendi’s Fall/Winter 2019 menswear show in Milan, the fashion house has invited K-pop heartthrob, Jackson Wang, back for another collaboration; this time, it’s a capsule collection that’s guaranteed to sell out fast.
Born and raised in Hong Kong and currently a member of the K-pop boy band, Got7, the South Korea-based Chinese rapper and singer-songwriter is wildly popular across East Asia. His cool and recognisable style led to his appointment as brand ambassador of Fendi in China; now, he’s been invited to co-design a range of modern and luxurious pieces that break the boundaries between fashion and music.
Highlighted by a special ‘Fendi Team Wang’ logo for added exclusivity, the capsule collection features a range of ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories, all covered with the brand’s signature FF logos in velvet. The ready-to-wear pieces include a formal suit and more casual pieces such as jumpers, t-shirts and trousers; while bag offerings include a black leather Baguette bag (which just made its menswear debut) with a logo-covered frontal flap, and a black leather clutch featuring a hand strap with the same velvety logo embellishment. The running sneakers, meanwhile, are crafted from technical knit and the slide sandals feature innovative air soles.
The Fendi x Jackson Wang Capsule Collection has just dropped in 33 select Fendi boutiques across the world, including the ones at Hong Kong’s Landmark and Harbour City. In addition, you can purchase the items online at fendi.com.
Celebrating the launch of the collection, the brand partnered up with artist Oscar Wang to come up with a playful panda installation named ‘Fendidi’, which translates as ‘Fendi’s little brother’. The 3.3 x 2 metres installation — which saw the stylish panda rocking the collection’s Baguette bag — is currently standing at the entrance of Shamao Street at Fendi’s Chengdu IFS store through 28 July, before embarking on a tour around the world.
We’re not sure if it’ll be coming to Hong Kong just yet, but you can join in the fun in the meantime by downloading the accompanying set of very cute emojis below.
Fendi, Shop G17-G18 & 112, G/F & 1/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2524 1339