To mark the summer solstice on 20 June, Fendi will partner with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, to present Fendi Renaissance – Anima Mundi, a performance of Vivaldi’s L’Estate (Summer) from The Four Seasons by Italian violinist Anna Tifu and the Accademia’s orchestra. Although isolation is still a reality for many of the city’s vulnerable residents, the event will be streamed from both parties’ social accounts, allowing free access for all.
Filmed from the rooftop of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters in Rome, the performance has been organised to spread a message of rebirth within the community following the coronavirus pandemic’s peak. To mark the occasion, Tifu will be dressed in three different Fendi couture looks, each serving to visually personify the narrative of the concerto, which itself is a nod to the common desire to reunite and restart on the day of the summer solstice.
Fendi’s collaboration with the Accademia launches alongside the news that the house will inaugurate Milan Fashion Week with its men’s and women’s spring 2021 collection at its headquarters on 22 September. Guests will be limited, but a digital component is in the works.