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- Stefano Valentini

In Milan, the result of the collaborat­ion between to geniuses of the Italian style will be revealed. Stylist and entreprene­ur Anna Fendi, best known as Fendi’s head of developmen­t, and award-winning Italian yacht designer Christian Grande designed for Invictus Yacht the new Special Edition, one of the yacht brand’s most successful models. The interior design of the new yacht is characteri­zed by the presence of markedly contrastin­g colors and thorough material research; moreover, it also features a choice of special furnishing­s unique to the yachting world. Talking about the collaborat­ion, Grande revealed: “Last year I was at Villa Laetitia, the Fendi family’s residence in Rome sketching the lines for a design in the personal notebook that I always carry with me. Anna Fendi was curious as to what I was drawing, and we simply began to chat. That’s how the idea of working together on this project was born. Anna and I both share a deep love for details, and we are always searching for beauty, in all its forms and manifestat­ions. She has a tremendous experience in the language of colour – this, combined with my knowledge of the yachting world, created a mutual understand­ing, binding, connecting and amplifying our cultural background­s.”

Anna Fendi said: “In decorating this yacht I started thinking of travel as a concept, and I was inspired by old steamer trunks in parchment and Bulgarian leather. Following a precise colour scheme and using materials not usually found in the yachting world, I tried to decorate this little sea-borne jewel in a very special way and with a strong personalit­y. I’ve always adored yachts of this size, they have an intrinsic sense of proportion, with an intimate and adventurou­s feel. With Christian. we tried to study every single detail and create something beautiful and very functional.”

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Christian Grande and Anna Fendi

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