Fendi Furthers Its Karl Lagerfeld Tribute With a Shanghai Show

by Aria Darcella

Yesterday Fendi announced that its next couture show will be held in Rome, featuring numerous pieces based on Karl Lagerfeld’s work for the house. Now it has announced a second show in tribute to its late creative director. WWD reports that the brand will re-present its Fall 2019 men’s and womenswear collections in Shanghai.

The event will be the first time the luxury house has shown its men’s and women’s collections together on the runway.  “Fendi and China have a special relationship, since the show on the Great Wall in 2007,” explained chairman and CEO Serge Brunschwig. “We are proud to showcase this unique moment in this magic country.”

Lagerfeld, who was creative director at the house for 54 years, passed away two days before its ready-to-wear show in Milan last February. The show included a video tribute to Lagerfeld, in which he reminisced about his first day at the house. Recently Brunschwi told the South China Morning Post that he is in no rush to find Lagerfeld’s successor.  “We’re approaching this with calm. People can wait,” he said. “I don’t feel any pressure because it’s important that we make the right decision… Our teams are working on the upcoming collections. We still have one half of our creative team in Silvia. We have the resources inside the house.”

Fendi’s Shanghai show will take place at the Powerlong Museum on May 31.

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