To honour the 25th anniversary of Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, the Italian fashion house has joined hands with American jeweller Tiffany & Co. to create an exclusive iteration of the bag. Dubbed “Tiffany Baguette”, this exclusive handbag is made entirely out of sterling silver and engraved with lilies and roses — the national flowers of Italy and New York State.
This one-of-a-kind bag is part of the Fendi Baguette “hand-in-hand” initiative, a grassroot partnership with local craftsmen across Italy. For the first time, the brand has looked beyond its home base and partnered with Tiffany & Co.’s “Makers” — artisans at the famed jeweller’s hollowware workshop in Rhode Island. The bag takes about four months to craft, and it epitomises the savoir-faire of both maisons.
A homage to heritage and age-old know-how, a unique silversmithing technique called “Chasing” is used to craft the Tiffany Baguette bags. Fendi further explains: “Typically, in silversmithing, shapes are formed out of the silver before any patterns or details are added. The sterling silver Tiffany Baguette, however, was crafted around the floral pattern itself.”
Weighing approximately 2,356 grams, the bag is both a statement piece and a work of art. And to accompany the metal version, Fendi is releasing a dedicated capsule of Tiffany Baguette bags in smooth leather, shiny croc leather embellished with diamonds and silk satin. The bags also come in various sizes: medium, nano and pico. This collaboration between two giants of the luxury fashion industry is representative of the long-standing house codes of both parties.
The fashion industry in 2022 saw a slew of notable collaborations from Gucci x Adidas to Dior x Birkenstock, Burberry x Supreme and Louis Vuitton x Nike. And with this new collaboration between Fendi and Tiffany, 2023 looks set to be a year where partnerships will continue to reign.
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