Evolving Elegance & Radical Expression: FENDI’s Winter 2023-2024 with Stefano Pilati

October 8, 2023

Photography by Collier Schorr

FENDI introduces an entrancing Winter 2023-2024 Collection, brought to life in collaboration with the renowned Stefano Pilati under the graceful arc of ‘Friends of FENDI’. This collection is a transformative reimagination brought to life by the united spirits of Kim Jones, Silvia Venturini Fendi, and Stefano Pilati.

Stefano Pilati

Stefano Pilati stands as a towering figure in the world of fashion, celebrated for his design ethos and exquisite craftsmanship. He has earned the respect and admiration of peers such as Kim Jones, who holds Pilati’s creations in high regard, seeing him as a source of inspiration and a representative of revolutionary design in contemporary times. Pilati masterfully intertwines the precision of Milano with the elegance of Roma. His approach tells stories of places, times, and individualities, making him a master of modern design.

Exploring Duality: Gender-Fluid Elegance

Pilati’s collection is a profound exploration of FENDI’s multifaceted identity, blurring the lines between traditional menswear and womenswear. His collection revisits the ‘flapper’ concept from the 1920s, reinventing it for the contemporary epoch, representing a symbol of liberation and audacity for all genders. This daring aesthetic reflects seismic shifts in culture and aesthetics, merging tradition with rebellion.

Pioneering Designs: Celebrating Non-Conformity

With attention to cut and construction, Pilati crafts a collection where garments transcend masculine rigor and feminine fluidity. Innovations in traditional construction are evident, featuring relaxed ‘basques’ and unique tailoring that enhance the body’s silhouette, exemplifying Pilati's ability to deconstruct and redefine sartorial rules.

Milano Meets Roma: A Harmonious Convergence

This collection is a playful yet rigorous exploration of classics, materiality, and taste, as Pilati infuses Milanese bourgeois elegance with Roman whimsical freedom, creating a unique sartorial expression that is both sophisticated and insouciant.

The FENDI Winter 2023-2024 Collection, curated with Stefano Pilati is a manifestation of luxurious fabrics and innovative designs.s. This collaboration exemplifies the unity of contrasting worlds, the subversion of norms, and the fluidity of design philosophies, paving the way for a new sartorial dialogue that embraces diversity, liberation, and iconoclasm. Discover more on