Actually, in the accompanying press notes, Fendi and Versace get real specific about hyperbolic adjectives.
"This is not a collaboration," they say. "The coming together of Fendi and Versace, two iconic fashion houses, or more rightly, two iconoclastic groups of people, has led to this unique moment in fashion."
"Both a celebration of Italian fashion and a to-hell-with-it disruption of the established order of things, Fendace is Fashion with a capital F — and a capital V. Together they stand for Freedom, Fun, and Virtuosity."
Sure, Fendace is a "coming together," a "a unique cross-fertilization," a "swap," a... collab.
The ensuing product is very much what you expect: gloriously opulent accessories outfitted in co-branded baroque patterns and Fendi monograms, occasionally accented by a gilded Medusa head.
Hard to imagine the Fendi x Versace Baguette bags or slide sandals sticking around for long, and doubly so for the co-branded belt.
Chunky skate sneakers and glistening heels may be a tougher sell to the casual customer but remember that Fendace only represents a portion of Fendi and Versace's Spring/Summer 2022 collections: each fashion house has its own seasonal line set to drop alongside the collaborative — er, swapped — goods.
Behold the entire collection in-person when it launches May 12 via "global pop-ups and events which encapsulate the decadence of the Fendace experience," according to the brands.
For those unable to make it to the pop-ups, the Fendace line will also be split between Fendi and Versace's websites and stores; Fendi will stock "Versace By Fendi" and vice versa, with a selection of Fendace-branded items to be released by both maisons.
Having simultaneously masterminded the Fendi x SKIMS line, the British designer is nothing if not collab-savvy.
Jones knows that high-powered team-ups get headlines buzzing and customers salivating and Fendace really feels like an of-the-moment drop.
Versace, meanwhile is still very much in its (oversized) bag right now, having co-signed contemporary tastemakers like Julia Fox and Cole Sprouse while keeping on top of basically every trend, from latex bodysuits to platform pumps.