FENDI is pleased to present a new streaming event FENDI Renaissance - Anima Mundi on Sunday, 6th September 2020, in collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts, the highest seat of arts studies in Japan.
The third music performance worldwide, after Rome and Shanghai, features the students of the Tokyo University of the Arts Rio Arai, a violinist, and Kohei Ueno a saxophonist, playing the Finale of Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul.
The two musicians both dressed in two different looks from the FENDI Prefall 2020 Collection.
The streaming event took place at the Shibuya Sky, an observation area located 230 meters above the skyline of Shibuya, providing a panoramic view over Tokyo, and also at GINZA SIX Garden - the rooftop garden, located in GINZA SIX, a symbolic representation of a natural environment in the heart of a metropolis.
The initial idea is derived from the strong desire to deliver to the community a positive message of “rebirth through art, fashion and music” after the coronavirus worldwide pandemic. The performance is a symbol of ‘hope for the future’, a common prayer of all of us. Like many of Rossini’s compositions with nearly visible effects of joy and thrill, the William Tell Overture leads the listener to climactic emotional heights and excitement. The collaboration between FENDI and the Tokyo University of the Arts, is an ode to the expression of aesthetics and creativity at the highest level. Since the exhibition “FENDI – Un Art Autre: Another Kind of Art, Creation and Innovation in Craftsmanship” held at the University Art Museum in 2013, FENDI has continuously supported the Tokyo University of the Arts and reinforces this bond today.