The Per­sonal Touch

Justine Lee ex­plores the lat­est of­fer­ings at Fendi’s first and only Made to Or­der al­cove in Hong Kong at its Land­mark bou­tique

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ith fendi’s in­tro­duc­tion of haute cou­ture at the hands of Karl Lager­feld and Sil­via Ven­turini Fendi—via the Haute Four­rure col­lec­tion, a stun­ning 36-look show­case of fur in­no­va­tions—it’s clear that the house’s be­spoke busi­ness has been a re­cent fo­cus. Such de­tails as hand-cut col­lages in mink, feath­ers and sable dipped in 24K gold, and in­tri­cate patch­work are just a few ex­am­ples of tech­niques that can only be achieved by the most skilled crafts­men. This ded­i­ca­tion to per­fec­tion in de­sign and ex­e­cu­tion has be­come syn­ony­mous with the brand.

With all the at­ten­tion on fur, you’d be re­miss if you over­looked the bread-and-but­ter topic of leather goods when eval­u­at­ing the lux­ury house. Al­though Fendi’s Made to Or­der hand­bag pro­gramme was in­tro­duced in 2003, it re­mained very low-key un­til its re­launch in 2013. Through Made to Or­der, Fendi’s most iconic bags—in­clud­ing the Peek­a­boo, Baguette, Adele Sel­le­ria and Anna Sel­le­ria—can be cus­tomised in al­most any way imag­in­able. There’s a se­lec­tion of var­i­ous ex­otic skins, in­clud­ing croc­o­dile, os­trich, python and mink. If you have your heart set on some­thing a bit more or­nate, try the in­tri­cate em­broi­dery or the in­trec­ciato (the process of weav­ing leather strips) to cre­ate pat­terns or let­ters, and crys­tal or beaded de­tails.

Hong Kong’s ex­clu­sive Made to Or­der cor­ner is qui­etly nes­tled away on the sec­ond floor, be­hind the ready-to-wear col­lec­tions, at the brand’s flag­ship bou­tique in Land­mark. An as­sort­ment of pre-as­sem­bled de­signs

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