Fendi to Skip June Couture Week Amid Internal Rescheduling

Roman Fashion House Will Not Present At Paris Couture Week Scheduled For June 24 To 27

Fendi has announced it will not participate in the upcoming Paris Couture Week. The event, running from June 24 to 27, will proceed without the Roman house’s runway show.

“As part of a rescheduling of its shows, Fendi will not be present this year for haute couture in Paris,” the company said in a statement, without further explanation.

The decision aligns with Fendi’s internal review of its show and event schedule, and involves key figures Kim Jones, artistic director of couture and womenswear, Silvia Venturini Fendi, artistic director of accessories and menswear, and Delfina Delettrez Fendi, jewelry creative director.

In spring 2024, the trio had explored futurism with streamlined dresses, silvery bags, and innovative eyewear.

Paris Couture Week dates were adjusted to June 24 to 27 to avoid conflicting with preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. However, Fendi’s decision to sit out this season is mainly due to its internal review. Despite not showing, Fendi will continue its couture activities, sources told WWD.

As part of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Fendi is preparing for its 100th anniversary in 2025 with a series of events. This week, the brand launched a high-end fragrance collection featuring seven scents that honor the company’s history and significant family members. Each fragrance draws inspiration from personalities such as matriarch Adele Casagrande Fendi, who founded the business in 1925 with her husband, Edoardo Fendi.

Paris Couture Week’s general schedule remains mostly unchanged, except for the return of Thom Browne, presenting his second couture show in Paris on June 24, and Charles de Vilmorin, showing on June 25.

Fendi was initially the leading name on the June 27 lineup, which now includes Aelis, Ashi Studio, Robert Wun, Gaurav Gupta, Peet Dullaert, and Ardazaei.