FENDI Reveals Peekaboo Bag In Shearling Interlace
Luxury brand FENDI has revealed its Autumn/Winter 2023 must-have, the Peekaboo bag, in what the Italian fashion house calls a “true FENDI icon”.
The contemporary capsule comes in the Peekaboo ISeeU Medium and Small, reimagined with the signature interlace workmanship, evolved from the classic leather strips to shearling.
A timeless colour palette of neutrals is spiced up by delicate touches of dusty tones for the bicolour versions, matching white with taupe, a warm brandy colour and taupe and dark brown with light blue, while a brighter shade of pink dresses a ton sur ton interlace.
The Peekaboo ISeeU Petite versions follow the same colour palette, but instead feature a plain shearling quadrant. Complementing the bags, matching shearling straps enhance the full look of the Peekaboo, while Nano Peekaboo charms and a golden chain strap can be mixed and matched to accessorise the bags.
FENDI artisans are masters of transforming materials such as shearling and fur into lightweight intricacies, disguising them and treating them as leather or fabric. Both quadrants of the Peekaboo bag are fully interlaced, and the same workmanship also serves a functional purpose as it is used as a lace-up piping on the sides to assemble the bag.
The whole process takes around 15 hours of handwork to craft a Peekaboo ISeeU Medium including the hand-drilling of 630 holes, and for each bag are implied around 4,5 metres of shearling and leather. The Small version instead requires 11 hours to be crafted, with 412 holes and more than 3 metres of shearling and leather.
The luxury fashion house has a long history in the industry. After being founded in a small boutique in Rome in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi, it has since had iconic names including Karl Lagerfeld with the fashion house, taking it onto the world stage.
Now part of the prestigious LVMH Group, British designer Kim Jones is Artistic Director for Couture and Womenswear, alongside Artistic Directors Silvia Venturini Fendi and Delfina Delettrez Fendi, third and fourth generation of the Fendi family.