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
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