In the world of high fashion, there are iconic pieces that transcend seasons, becoming timeless symbols of craftsmanship and style, FENDI’s Peekaboo bag is undoubtedly one of them.
For Autumn/Winter 2023, Fendi Peekaboo takes centre stage in a contemporary capsule collection. The Peekaboo ISeeU Medium and Small are reimagined with the signature interlace workmanship, transitioning from classic leather strips to luxurious shearling. This collection is a testament to FENDI’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and craftsmanship.
A Palette of Elegance
The colour palette for this collection is nothing short of exquisite. Neutrals are elevated with subtle hints of dusty tones, creating bicolour versions that are both sophisticated and fresh. The combination of white with taupe, warm brandy with taupe, and dark brown with light blue adds depth and character to the bags.
Craftsmanship Meets Artistry
The hallmark of this collection is the distinctive interlace workmanship, a true masterpiece of hand-made leather craft combined with FENDI’s unrivaled expertise in shearling. Expert artisans meticulously cut shearling strips into shape and hand-weave them into the drilled leather panels. This meticulous process blurs the line between pattern and embroidery, resulting in a stunning effect.
FENDI artisans are known for their ability to transform materials like shearling and fur into lightweight intricacies, treating them as if they were leather or fabric. In this collection, both quadrants of the Peekaboo bag are fully interlaced, serving not only an aesthetic purpose but also a functional one as they are used as a lace-up piping on the sides to assemble the bag.
Labour of Love
Creating a Peekaboo interlace is a labour-intensive process that demands precision and patience. Artisans carefully select the perfect spot on the shearling to cut out the quadrant, ensuring every flaw is avoided. The shearling is then meticulously drilled with holes, which will be used to connect the strips that tie the various parts of the bag together and decorate the panels. Each bag is hand-interlaced, starting from the quadrants. The bag remains unlined, showcasing the exquisite interlaced workmanship even on the inside, revealing the double-sided beauty that is inherent to the Peekaboo bag.
A Legacy of Excellence
Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, FENDI’s Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear since 2008, the Peekaboo has become a hallmark expression of Roman craftsmanship merged with an intimate sense of FENDI womanhood. It embodies sophistication, excellence, and, above all, FENDI’s DNA of mastery of materials.
These exceptional creations will be available in FENDI boutiques worldwide and on fendi.com on October 10th, 2023, coinciding with FENDI Icon’s Day.
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