When Fendi unveiled its Fall-Winter 2018 show in Milan earlier in the year, the definitive pieces that stole the show were the knitted sweaters and tote bags that came with the re-appropriated ‘FENDI/FILA’ logo created by Instagram artist @hey_riley. They were cheeky, witty and a subtle play on sportswear references that’s all the rage these days. Saying that the pieces did well was an understatement, and with an increased demand for more, Fendi went one notch up and created an entire capsule for men, women and even pieces for kids, titled #FendiMania that’s now available in their boutiques at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and Ngee Ann City.
The collection takes references from art and music, bringing with it a cool aesthetic, with the addition of fringe and star detailing on a number of pieces. The updated logo is also transformed into an ‘allover pattern’ (think of it as a monogram that the Italian luxury house does to perfection), decorating some of the bags with a printed motif detail. While the entire collection consists of a wide range of accessories, RTW and shoes, today’s focus will be on 3 bags that you should totally keep an eye out for.
Starting with the Kan I (SGD4190), the structured piece which comes with the double studs two-tone plexiglass fastening is now given the #FendiMania twist. The flap comes with a mix of the embossed FF pattern with the FM inlay, along with the addition of extra blue and red leather stripes. Measuring 25 cm by 18.5 cm, it opens to two inner compartments, with an extra slot for cards and such.
If you fancy pieces with a bit of flair and fun, that’s where these two come in. The Mon Tresor (SGD3290) and Baguette (SGD7950) both come with beaded fringe details that work really well with the allover motif printed on the white calfskin body. The former piece is a mini bucket bag (18 cm by 12 cm) that can be carried via the top handle or slung across the body thanks to the long shoulder strap. The latter, on the other hand, is a classic piece in Fendi’s bag lineup, coming in a bigger size (26 cm by 14 cm) and can be carried like a clutch. Or keep your hands free by slinging it over your shoulder with the detachable strap.