FENDI X CHAOS
The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.
The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.
Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.