The intricate craftsmanship behind Fendi's Peekaboo bag

As Fendi presents its S/S 2021 show in Milan today, we revisit an atmospheric film, celebrating the savoir faire behind its signature Peekaboo bag

As life’s paced has decelerated, we’ve felt even more affinity with slow-paced creativity. Fendi is a maison long associated with impeccable artistic innovation in leather and fur – and for those keen for insight into the intricate design of its accessories, we’re lucky enough to showcase a film celebrating the savoir faire behind its signature Peekaboo bag. 

The film celebrates a triptych of Fendi Peekaboo styles, which tap into S/S 2020’s penchant for punchy tones and logo-focused details. Different artisanal approaches are applied to the designs, from laser-cutting to hand knotting and weaving, to create alluring accessories which appear stacked with Fendi typography or formed from an undulating wave of textured leather. These finishes are celebrated on film in a host of cinematic still-life sweeps, which are overlaid against graphic shots of the maison’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana HQ.

So press pause on your daily pursuits, and delight in Fendi’s ode to craftsmanship. It’ll soothe and inspire even the most manic of mindsets. 

signature Peekaboo bag

(Image credit: Fendi)

The fendi craftsmanship

(Image credit: Fendi)
Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.