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Fendi is an Italian fashion house best known for its “baguette” handbags. It was launched in 1925 as a fur and leather shop in Rome, but today is a multinational luxury goods brand that will now be catering to the mini jetset (baguette included).

Silvia Fendi debuted her first kids’ line, which she showcased at her label’s catwalk show in Milan ealier this year. She decided to create the collection when she learned she was going to become a grandmother (god that kid is so lucky)!

The line includes bibs and strollers as well as clothing for kids from baby to 12 years old.

Now who would’ve thought we are in an economic crisis when we are prepared to splurge on these miniature must haves?

— Jackie Racer

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Posted Nov 10 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Desires: Fendi ‘Peekaboo – Denim’ Leather Satchel

Fendi Peekaboo Denim Leather Satchel

Denim has made its’ way into the heart of the luxury Italian brand, Fendi.  In Fendi’s Fall 2010 collection, the ‘Peekaboo’ Leather Satchel line is sure to be a hit and we love the ‘Peekaboo – Denim’ Leather Satchel.  All lady on the outside and peekaboo, playful vixen on the inside!

The Fendi ‘Peekaboo’ Denim Leather Satchel is made in Italy of leather, fully lined in logo-jacquard denim with two zippered compartments by a center divider, a detachable shoulder strap, and simple yet elegant hardware.

Of course, with the Fendi name comes a Fendi price tag.  For only $2,660 you can snatch this up and be one of the chicest ladies on the block!


–Nikki Cho Russo


Posted May 19 2010 in Uncategorized

Scrap Mettle: Fendi Kicks Off ‘Craft Punk’ Event

Art, fashion, music…all intertwined to make life beautiful, interesting and worth living!  I thought it would be meaningful to occasionally include news on related topics on our blog site.  After all, Denim Therapy is all about the craft of denim, which is in essence a true art form.  Oh, and not to leave out the fact that I love Fendi, particularly their apparel and shoes!

–Nikki Cho Russo


Scrap Mettle: Fendi Kicks Off ‘Craft Punk’ Event

Source: WWD




A limited edition bag, with Selleria handles, created for the ???Craft Punk??? event. Photo: Photo Courtesy

A limited edition bag, with Selleria handles, created for the ???Craft Punk??? event. Photo: Photo Courtesy

PARIS ??” How does a luxury goods brand convey craftsmanship in a vivid and compelling way?

Fendi is taking a very hands-on approach this week by enlisting 13 industrial designers to live, breathe and sleep design during ???Craft Punk,??? an event that kicks off Wednesday during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The designers, who hail from as far away as Japan, South Korea and Slovakia, will take up temporary residence in the space where Fendi stages its fashion shows, and have been given carte blanche to create design objects using discarded materials from the Italian brand??™s handbag factory in Florence. Also at their disposal will be 10 Fendi artisans who are bringing their sample-making prowess, having spent years transforming the sketches of Silvia Venturini-Fendi into three-dimensional objects by draping, forming, stitching, stretching and finessing fine leathers.

???Craftsmanship is a word that has been terribly abused the last 10 years, just as the word luxury has,??? said Fendi chief executive officer Michael Burke, who revealed the creation of the Fendi Foundation for Design, with ???Craft Punk??? being its first volley.

Rather than creating a permanent museum to display objects, the foundation aims to support young industrial designers in more dynamic ways by giving them a platform for international exposure through high-profile initiatives.

???It??™s not about accumulation,??? Burke said. ???It??™s about the making of: understanding what goes into the product, the craftsmanship.??¦People are ready to hear the story.???

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Posted Apr 21 2009 in Uncategorized
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