The buzz surrounding a potential collaboration between Fendi and Stefano Pilati has finally been confirmed. Stefano Pilati, a renowned Italian designer known for his versatile and boundary-pushing style, is set to create a collection for Fendi. The partnership is set to launch with a bang on October 26, featuring a dedicated campaign and in-store activations in fashion capitals like London, Dubai, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong.
Stefano Pilati’s impressive career trajectory has seen him work with some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world. From his early days at Cerruti, Giorgio Armani, and Prada to his role as Creative Director at Yves Saint Laurent, and later at Ermenegildo Zegna, Pilati’s influence on the fashion landscape is undeniable. In 2018, he blazed a trail by launching his own label, Random Identities, embracing a «no gender» style, which aligns perfectly with Fendi’s ethos.
The Fendi collaboration showcases Pilati’s unique approach, seamlessly blending masculine and feminine elements. This partnership is part of Fendi’s innovative «Friends of Fendi» project, focusing on exciting collaborations and exclusive collections.
Under the visionary leadership of Kim Jones, who took the helm at Fendi in 2020, the brand has embraced collaborations with renowned designers. Notable among these are the Fendace collection, a result of Kim Jones and Donatella Versace’s creative synergy, unveiled in Milan in September 2021. Additionally, Kim Jones joined forces with Marc Jacobs for the anniversary collection of the iconic Baguette bag, a show-stopping event in New York a year later.
Stay tuned as Fendi continues to push the boundaries of high fashion through groundbreaking collaborations, with the Stefano Pilati collaboration marking the latest exciting chapter in the brand’s evolution.