As of Thursday afternoon, the Fendi x Skims online store listed 73 of the collection’s 125 items as sold out, including every colorway of the line’s $4,200 leather dress, $2,950 cropped down jacket and $1,850 embossed cardigan. Twenty-three items are listed as “low stock,” including an assortment of dresses and leggings.
Those who missed out can put their name on a waitlist for 17 of the sold-out items, all of which fall under the shapewear-underwear umbrella Skims traditionally focuses on. According to WWD, the collaborators have also opened limited-time popup shops in 13 locations.
Unveiled in late October, the Fendi x Skims collection centers around the form-fitting silhouettes Skims has made its name on, while also drawing inspiration from an archival Fendi collection—first presented by Karl Lagerfeld in 1970—that focused on tube tops, pop colors and tight sashes. The wide-ranging collection includes swimwear, knitwear and puffer coats, as well as bodysuits, underwear and leggings.
“The innovation in fabrics and fit typical to Skims paired with the luxury and quality of Fendi may feel unexpected to some people, but the similarities between our creative vision and goals are so closely aligned,” Kardashian West said in a statement. “It’s that tension that excites me.”
Kim Jones, Fendi’s women’s wear artistic director, said the idea to collaborate with Skims arose when he was sitting with his team in their studio in Rome.
“Suddenly, all the women went silent and started looking at their phones,” Jones said in a statement. “I didn’t know what was going on, but they were waiting for the launch of the new Skims collection. It was then that I thought: let’s do something together.”
Kardashian West’s collaboration with Fendi appears to be faring better than the recent swimwear debut from the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star’s sister, Kylie Jenner. Released in mid-September, Kylie Swim’s debut collection quickly became the target of derision on TikTok as users—some of whom are self-described fans of the pregnant mother-of-one—criticized the brand for its “paper thin” quality, “terrible” seaming and lack of coverage. Though the line’s four one pieces have sold out—according to Jenner, two flew off the shelves within the first 90 minutes—its selection of bikini tops and bottoms, sarongs and kids’ styles remain available.