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Crafting a Fendi Peekaboo bag

An in-depth look at the craftsmanship of the Fendi Peakaboo bag.

Unveiled in 2009, the Peekaboo has become Fendi’s iconic bag and a fashion classic. Designer Silvia Venturini Fendi envisioned the Peekaboo women to be strong, passionate and revolutionary while not being afraid to break rules. Five years later,  Fendi launched a Peekaboo range for men in 2014 that has since gone on to be just as popular with gentlemen looking for a bit of cheekiness in their wardrobe.

Recently, the Italian fashion house launched a new video showcasing the savoir faire of the Fendi Peekaboo. Three styles are featured – the Laser Cut, the Interlace and the Intarsio, also known as inlay. It’s a high-definition design extravaganza that also demonstrates the care and artistry that goes into the making of each bag, backed by a thumping trap soundtrack (a sign of the times).

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Enjoy the savoir faire video below. A short description detailing the crafting of each featured bag is also available beneath.

Crafting Descriptions

The Fendi Peekaboo Lasercut bag.

The Fendi Peekaboo Lasercut bag.

The Laser-Cut Peekaboo X-Lite bag for Men features initially the creation of a leather panel that is firstly resin-treated on the back, then the leather is laser-cut following the design, in this case the Fendi script. Before the cut, artisans adjust and adapt the design to the chosen bag style. Finally, a fabric lining with the striped Pequin pattern is placed on the inside, serving as a background for the pattern on the front of the bag. The inside also features a pocket in suede with an embossed FF logo all-over pattern.

The Fendi Peekaboo Intarsio (or inlay) bag.

The Fendi Peekaboo Intarsio (or inlay) bag.

The Intarsio Peekaboo Regular bag for Men is made in Fendi’s iconic Selleria Cuoio Romano leather with handmade seams on the outside, whilst the inside is in leather with a hot-stamped embossed all-over FF logo pattern. The workmanship on the front, in mink and leather, requires several phases. The first part consists in the preparation of an underlying “net”. The leather is hand-carved and paired with another leather layer to give thickness. A fur panel is then placed on top – different mink layers are assembled together in order to have the necessary size, then the mink panel is cut and sown back together following the desired pattern. Finally, the two panels, the leather one below and the mink one on the outside, are sewn and assembled together by hand.

The regular Fendi Peekaboo bag.

The regular Fendi Peekaboo bag.

The Interlace Peekaboo Regular and Mini feature the most traditional workmanship. The leather is cut into stripes, which are then assembled and woven together by hand through knots that are then folded on the opposite side and the bag is then finalized with a maxi metal needle.