Spring 2020 Faux-Leather Capsule Release Fashion Collection
Fenty refashions a selection of signature designs in luxurious faux leather. An extension of the February 2-20 launch, the capsule offers an alternative view of the release in an innovative new fabric and elegant new color palette.
As an early design reference, Irving Penn’s iconic series ‘Small Trades’ documenting workers in their uniforms, with its emphasis on utility wear as a proud, powerful marker of identity. The tough, protective connotations of leather and striking silhouettes of uniforms are contrasted with the soft, rippling faux leather to give a relaxed Fenty feel.
The new material is like a second skin, forming a silhouette beyond the body, while the lightness of the fabric allows for comfort and ease of movement, in keeping with the casual aesthetic of the 2-20 release. Focusing on quality and craftsmanship, Fenty approached each piece in the capsule differently, adapting the original designs to suit the softer qualities of the faux leather. From the 2-20 pieces, Fenty transformed the drawstring hoodie and cargo pants with side slit, introducing a higher waist and showcasing the pant leg without quilting. Fenty staples from across the releases such as the Corset Dress and Corset Skirt take on a new identity in the fabric, while the Oversized Shirt – previously only released in denim – elevates in luxury.
Contrast stitching tracing the outline of pieces and Fenty embossed snap buttons in brushed silver add to the subtle chicness of the release.
The Faux Leather Capsule is available at fenty.com from April 2.