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Hues of Light by Chris Wood × FENDI

Fendi enlist artist Chris Wood for a techni-colour revamp of the fashion house’s New Bond Street windows.

As a brand so steeped in design history, stretching outside of the parameters of fashion, Fendi love an arty collab. It feels like we’ve only just been treated to a creative venture, with Fendi’s Flowerland pop up taking centre stage at Selfridges in May, showcasing the work of Japanese flower artist Azuma Makoto.

Held in private collections as well as Shanghai’s Museum of Glass, Wood’s work is in high demand, reflecting upon the characteristics of light and playing on colour, shadows on refraction. Using dichroic filters (initally developed by NASA, we’ll have you know), Wood’s pieces become giant kaleidoscopes, fixed in geometric shapes

The displays, entitled Hues of Light, will first be shown in London before continuing onto Paris, New York, Milan and Florence, each time shifting shape for a new take on the work in each city.

“My work is a continual exploration of light and it never fails to surprise me,” says Wood. “I often create work for specific places with specific needs and I always begin with the light. I make a physical model to look at how the light works in the space. For the FENDI windows project I did the same for each window and particularly looked at how the light will work in those windows during the summer.”

Hues of Light by Chris Wood x FENDI

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