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21 posts tagged "Silvia Venturini Fendi"

Delfina Delettrez’s Soft Surrealism


“I’m becoming more minimal,” offered Delfina Delettrez during a preview of her Fall ’14 collection at New York’s Dover Street Market. However, as anyone who’s familiar with Delettrez’s surreal jewelry knows, the designer’s definition of “minimal” isn’t necessarily the same as yours and mine. To be fair, Delettrez did tone it down—gone are the eye earrings, spider cuffs, and wasp rings of seasons past. In their place are light, elegant ear cuffs and floating cage rings garnished with diamonds, sapphires, and topaz in a rainbow of lovely hues. “I wanted to use very classic precious stones in soft colors,” offered Delettrez of her Fall lineup, which is filled with pinks, lavenders, cobalts, and emerald greens. “It’s an evolution—a new way to wear diamonds,” she added, gesturing to a full-fingered ring stacked with prongs of stones. “Why would you wear one diamond if you could wear ten?” Good point.

Although, just because Fall is pared down doesn’t mean Delettrez’s freak flag is at half mast—she’s been letting out her wild side on the Fendi runway, where her delectable outré baubles accent her mother Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld’s visions. “You can exaggerate more on the catwalk,” said Delettrez, when asked about the growing family collaboration. “I’m obsessed by the movement of jewelry, so I really enjoy working different, crazy materials.” Judging by those furry cuffs she sent out for Fall, it’s work that she does very well. The designer also took a walk on the weird side when creating her Fall ’14 film, Gold Vein. Directed by Daniel Sannwald, the short transports viewers into the designer’s trippy but serene world. Have a first look at the new collection and the video, above, exclusively on

LVMH Invests in Marco de Vincenzo


marco de vincenzoRoman designer Marco de Vincenzo just got the LVMH bump. Today, WWD revealed that the fashion corporation has struck a deal with the on-the-rise talent and acquired a “significant” minority stake in his signature line. De Vincenzo, who sent his Fall ’14 collection down the runway in Milan yesterday, also has ties to LVMH-owned house Fendi, where he has been working with Silvia Venturini Fendi on the label’s accessories collection since 2000. Reports say that he will continue to consult on the brand.

De Vincenzo is the fourth up-and-comer in whom LVMH has recently invested—Nicholas Kirkwood, J.W. Anderson, and Maxime Simoens being the other three. Furthermore, LVMH will welcome thirty new rising stars to Paris next week for the first leg of its new LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. The company’s latest move further proves its commitment to supporting fashion design’s new guard.

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Fendi Invites You Inside the Mothership


Karl, Cara, Silvia, Georgia May—the gang’s all here for Inside the Mothership, a new fifteen-minute documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of Fendi’s Spring ’14 collection. The house granted director and fashion film vet Loïc Prigent unfettered access to its castings and fittings, as well as Lagerfeld, whose tenure at Fendi began in 1965. “For me, it’s not a challenge but a great honor to work with Karl,” offered Fendi CEO Pietro Beccari when asked about Lagerfeld’s notorious perfectionism. “He created the DNA of the company, basically. The challenge is that he’s never happy. He could change [the collection] until two hours before the show, one look or even one complete story, because he wants to be one hundred percent happy. Nine-eight is not enough.” But the film’s bottom line is a heritage of dynamism. “The creative process is one where we throw ideas on the table. We never say no at the beginning, and we try hard to make it happen, and therefore we go beyond—to find new ways, new techniques, new looks, daring combinations, and daring innovations,” Beccari told “That makes Fendi very special. And that has always been like that from the very beginning.” Ahead of the full-length film’s February 5 release on, a three-minute trailer debuts here, exclusively on

Fendi’s Male Models Strut Down Fur Runway, Faux Real


From the faux-hawks we saw for Fall to the fuzzy earrings for Spring, not to mention the Buggie craze caught on the streets, we can always rely on Fendi for a buzz-worthy fur moment. Today, Silvia Venturini Fendi continued the frenzy on Fendi’s Fall ’14 menswear catwalk, sending male models down a (faux?) fur-covered runway in Milan. Our deputy editor, Matthew Schneier, captured the coiffured catwalk on Instagram. See fur yourself.

The Split-Second Preview: Fendi


The Fall ’14 menswear collections move on to Milan tomorrow, and will be followed by the shows in Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Fall ’14 previews is available here.

Fendi preview

WHO: Fendi, designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi

WHERE: Milan

WHEN: Monday, January 13

WHAT: “Fendi DNA reloaded: a sophisticated urban masculinity that is not afraid of its wild and primitive side.” —Silvia Venturini Fendi. The designer sent us a collage of Fall ’14 detail shots and inspiration images, above.

Photo: Courtesy of Fendi