Stefano Pilati is taking us on a journey of fashion history and indulging in his love of heritage with his newest collaboration with Fendi. From the Italian maison’s archives, he has taken classic designs and put a modern twist on them for an entirely new, culture-blending collection. Get ready to have your idea of what defines ‘heritage’ completely transformed.
1. Fendi and Pilati: A Dynamic Duo
Throughout the years, the fashion house of Fendi has seamlessly blended innovative fashion with classic style, making it one of the premier names in fashion. Since the turn of the century, Fendi has gained considerable recognition by reinventing many of its classic designs and collections. The addition of designer Silvia Venturini Fendi to the dynasty in 1994 has helped to keep Fendi on the cutting edge of fashion. In 2009, the addition of creative director, Stefano Pilati, brought a new level of style and sophistication to the brand.
Pilati and Fendi have created stunning style after stunning style. In Pilati’s first collection, there were bold colors, innovative cuts, and luxurious fabrics. This partnership brought a sense of energy to Fendi runway that made other fashion houses pay attention. Since then, this dynamic duo has proven to be unstoppable, consistently pushing the boundaries and pioneering new trends. From Pilati’s structured silhouettes to Fendi’s bold prints, each season has something for every fashionista.
- Silvia Venturini Fendi – Added to the Fendi dynasty in 1994
- Stefano Pilati – Appointed as creative director in 2009
- Bold colors - Featured in Pilati’s first collection
- Pilati’s Structured Silhouettes - Consistently featured in each season
- Fendi’s Bold Prints – Captivating fashionistas every season
2. Redefining Heritage through a Modern Lens
When challenged to redefine heritage through a modern lens, we often find ourselves reflecting on where we have been and where we are going as a society. Heritage can be thought of as the cultural legacy of the past or the knowledge and values of a people, and our modern lens allows us to look at the implications of those from a new perspective.
We can bring a unique twist to traditions that have been passed down for generations, embrace a new way of thinking and put our modern twist on an old classic. For instance, a recipe written down a hundred years ago could be renovated with natural ingredients or a traditional dish could be re-invented with a contemporary twist. We can also explore heritage with an open mind and find meaningful ways to process, interpret and reveal the stories behind it. This could involve anything from attending local heritage events to creating art or re-imagining literature. Through this increased appreciation and understanding of the past, we can adopt a more inclusive stance on heritage.
- Transform traditions – we can elevate old classics with a modern twist
- Open-minded exploration – connecting and engaging with heritage through events, art and literature
- Inclusive approach – understanding of the past to create a more inclusive stance on heritage
3. Grassy Knoll Meets Pilgrim: A Style Tour de Force
Grassy knoll and Pilgrim may seem like an odd pairing, but this style tour de force is one for the books. Both style vocabularies present contrasting looks, challenging the world of fashion to combine the two seamlessly.
Grassy knoll, the laidback and casual movement, is beloved for its vibrant colors and relaxed silhouettes. Its billowing blouses and peasant lace dresses look wonderful with some chunky platform sandals. On the other side of the spectrum is Pilgrim’s luxe-chic glamour. It features shimmering satin designs, girly lace-up dresses and voluminous skirts. To top it off, delicate strappy sandals and glossy leather bags make it the perfect special occasion look.
- Vibrant colors
- Relaxed silhouettes
- Billowing blouses
- Peasant lace dresses
- Chunky platform sandals
- Luxe-chic glamour
- Shimmering satin designs
- Girly lace-up dresses
- Voluminous skirts
- Delicate strappy sandals
- Glossy leather bags
Grassy Knoll look:
4. Refreshing the Classics: What Pilati Brings to the Table
Pilati is here to reinvent the classics. The fashion house has been refreshing timeless styles and silhouettes and giving them a modern twist. Founded by Ricardo Pilati, the brand pulls inspiration from a variety of eras and cultures. What stands out about Pilati is its careful attention to detail. Every stitch and fabric the house uses is of the highest quality, resulting in garments with a unique look and feel.
Pilati’s collections revamp menswear staples. Drawing on classic design elements, each piece is reimagined with modern touches. There are subtle details on every item, from exposed zippers to contrast trim, that make them truly stand out. The haberdashery puts great thought into design motifs, such as frayed patches or twisted pleats. These details not only spruce up the classics, but also give the garments a contemporary energy.
Stefano Pilati has achieved a rare feat; he has remixed a classic and made it modern without losing its original roots. His collaboration with Fendi is sure to be a hit; it seamlessly blends classic design with modern appeal. We can be sure that Pilati will be creating more great designs that will be treasured for many years to come.