Kim Jones showed his third couture collection for Fendi at Paris haute couture week, but this was the first show to take place offline. And it has to be said that the set is a definite Jones strength. Derek Blasberg, Valentina Ferragni, Marie Liszt and other loyal fans of the brand were mesmerised when they sat in the front row and watched the models parading through the smoke, glow and suspended fragments of Roman arches. 

By the way, the arches on the catwalk did not happen by chance. The fact is that Kim Jones continues to explore the Eternal City’s heritage. Hence the floor-length dresses with high stand-up collars reminiscent of church robes and prints depicting marble statues. And it’s all reinterpreted. “Walking through the streets of Rome, you’re constantly drifting backwards and forwards in time,’ explains Kim Jones. – The place where we work has a very modern feel to it, but you inevitably walk past the historical monuments on the way in. There’s an absolute timeless feel to the city, with veins of history running through its streets, but it’s also full of movement, projecting into the future.