If you know us, you know we love a good handbag. And even better than that? A great handbag launch.
Fendi has unveiled The Baguette Walk, a short video series created for the launch of the Baguette 1997, a re-edition of the original signature bag designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, revamped for the Fendi Summer 2021 Capsule. Filmed in Paris, the videos star French actress Ana Girardot and her girlfriends, Spanish creative Maria Bernad, Chinese model and painter Nini Li-Yun Hu and model Fatdwa Diawara, as they enjoy a friendship day out together with their Baguette 1997.
As for the bag—inspired by its creation and launch date (1997) and its iconic under-the-arm attitude, the Baguette 1997 plays with the original silhouette featuring slim slides and adjustable and flappable handle, revamping the essence of this legendary style. The powerful vintage looks and materials, which shaped the iconicity of the bag, are also brought back, including kitsch shiny sequins, floral embroideries and the coolest pink Lizard. The archive re-editions are featured along with the FF Vertigo pattern: a distorted and magnetic variant of the Maison’s monogram, twisted and turned to create a visual-dizzy effect. The psychedelic pattern, in yellow or blue variations, is printed on cool and resistant coated canvas and pops up on a timeless tobacco jacquard fabric, as well as on canvas punctuated by the archival flower embroideries.
Check out the video series here. —Noa Nichol