With the introduction of the new FENDI Origami handbag, Silvia Venturini Fendi – Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear – pays homage to the multipurpose sensibility so innate to the House, through a shape engineered to transform between two distinct silhouettes: a bucket and a tote bag. Protagonist of the FENDI Women’s Autumn/Winter 2023 Collection, the FENDI Origami bag effortlessly represents the season’s allure.
“I think what is really nice is the movement of the bag, that it can be two things in one,” Silvia Venturini Fendi reflects. “This duality is very FENDI – as is the idea of something which appears simple but, in reality, is very complex.”, she continues.
The new bag’s name, Origami, comes from the ancient Japanese folding technique that transforms sheets of paper into decorations. In the same way, the FENDI Origami is crafted with a complex construction featuring 38 different pieces and transforms from a cubic bucket shape – when the 8 magnets come together at the centre, forming a geometrical flower-like figure – to a flat trapezoidal shopper.
Small leather straps on the sides are functional features that open the bag when pulled, embodying the FENDI Origami’s multipurpose and playful spirit that is distinctive of the FENDI Maison. An exquisite pendant on the outside complements the bag, featuring golden metal FENDI Roma lettering to match the key ring.
FENDI Origami can be comfortably carried on the shoulder when used as a shopping bag, or by hand when folded into a bucket. Available in 3 perfect sizes – a large carry-all, an everyday medium and a mini version that features longer handles for an easier shoulder wearability. With its double functionality and clean, sleek silhouette it is the perfect transitional accessory for everyday happenings.
The delicate grained texture of the leather selected for the FENDI Origami is enhanced by sophisticated tones such as black and white, taupe and bright ciclamino pink, while the timeless FF logo jacquard is found in the classic tobacco-brown colour. Precious variants in interlaced leather are fully handcrafted by expert FENDI artisans, while a shearling version of the iconic FF logo animates the large size with bicolour and three-dimensional effects.
Available in FENDI Times Square boutique from September 7th, 2023.
Shop 211–212, 2/F