Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian have unveiled the first images from their surprise collection
Kim Jones’ collaborative mill just keeps on grinding. Back in September the designer unveiled a blockbuster collaboration with Donatella Versace, which followed months of hearsay – first sparked by an Instagram post that Kim Kardashian uploaded of herself, Donatella, and the Fendi creative director in Rome this summer. At the time, we questioned what Kim K had to do with it, and now, all has been revealed.
Today, the house of Fendi and the Wyoming ranch of Skims come together in a first of its kind collaboration, set to officially launch on November 9. In a sweep of Instagram uploads, Kim² showcased a logo-heavy capsule comprising hosiery, bodysuits, puffer jackets, and bodycons, emblazoned with dual motifs. As the first images from a Steven Meisel-lensed, Precious Lee-fronted lookbook emerge, half of the collection has been put through Fendi’s trademark earthy tones, with the other aligning itself closer to the Kardashian in sugary, hot pink hues.
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With the news now confirmed, a Fendi and Skims collab was perhaps the fashion industry’s worst kept secret – that is, after Fendi and Versace – given that the announcement was unofficially leaked by a Manchester-based personal shopper, who uploaded pictures of the stock to her Instagram stories a couple of weeks ago. The screenshots then spread like wildfire over Twitter, though they mysteriously disappeared just as quickly as they emerged. For now there is no pithy portmanteau – Skendi? – and if I try to think of one I will simply perish to exist.
Skims x Fendi goes live on November 9 at 6am PST or 9am EST at fendiskims.com. Stay tuned for more.