Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is making the most out of her business as she’s now collaborating with an Italian brand Fendi.
Following much speculation, the former “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star officially announced on Monday that her Skims brand will collaborate on a capsule collection with Fendi.
Kim Kardashian, 41, shared a series of photos of herself wearing the unprecedented collaboration’s designs, which included a pair of sheer pantyhose and a matching bra.
According to a report that popped up on WSJ. Magazine, the ready-to-wear collection will include tops and dresses (starting at $950), leggings ($1,100), and a puffer jacket ($2,950) in addition to Skims’ signature curve-hugging hosiery and bodysuits.
“The innovation in fabrics and fit typical to Skims paired with the luxury and quality of Fendi may feel unexpected to some people, but the similarities between our creative vision and goals are so closely aligned. It’s that tension that excites me,” Kim said in a press release.
Kim Kardashian collaborated with her friend, Fendi womenswear artistic director Kim Jones, on the designs, which combine the aesthetics of the two brands and feature a hybrid of their logos.
Jones said the idea for the collaboration came from his team’s love for Skims, recalling a time when the women in his office “went silent and started staring at their phones” in the Italian luxury label’s Rome office.
“I didn’t know what was going on, but they were waiting for the launch of the new Skims collection. It was then that I thought: let’s do something together,” Kim recalled.
Kardashian later secretly met with Jones in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a 10-hour fitting after sending the designer “a bunch” of Skims and discussing the line in Calabasas back in December 2020, as she told WSJ.
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Fans of both brands will now be able to shop designs inspired by an archival Fendi collection first presented by Karl Lagerfeld, with the collection set to launch on November 9.
The line will incorporate the 1979 sketches, which focused on “twisted tube tops, pop colours, and tight sashes,” as well as the “focus on fit and form Skims is known for,” according to the release.
The often form-fitting fashions are made from a variety of fabrics, including Roman-inspired bonded leather dresses, bold recycled nylon sportswear, and, of course, hosiery and underwear.