Tuesday, 23 February 2010

For the signature crafter

That handicrafts are a major trend, is quite obvious. Is it a bell ringing about hard times to come? Is it nostalgia for simpler times? Is it plain desire to create something readilly appreciated? Each handicrafter probably has his or her reasons. And issues.
That fashion victims would fall for it, is another of fashion's whimsies. Mesdames, voici la baguette mezzo punto by Fendi.The limited-edition Baguette Mezzo Punto includes a canvas baguette, needle, thread and how-to charts to help you embroider the logo—or whatever design you choose! 

Whatever other people's reasons are, these are the designer's own:
"Fendi is a creativity factory that supports talent without boundaries. In these challenging times in which the world is changing rapidly, we wanted to exalt pure creativity by putting attention on traditional materials and low technology techniques. We wanted to rediscover the power and the beauty of ‘Fatto a Mano’. Fendi strongly believes that creativity and the flow of ideas are the fuel for the future. Forever.”  Fendi Accesories Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi

Would I buy it? At a thousand dollars? No. Will someone think of and realise copies of it and of other popular shapes and sizes and sell "Embroider your bag" kits? I hope this someone reads this, because then, at say $50, I might buy and make one, too! Fendi baguette party anyone?

love, Irene


Jan said...

No. Not falling for it.
Those crazy fashion folks :)

annechovie said...

Great idea, but tres expensive! Lovely to have you vsit and comment, Irene. I hope all is well with you! xo

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