Fendi Sequin and Calf Hair Shoulder Bag
I’ve been more than a little critical of Fendi for quite a while now, but between their Spring 2010 runway show earlier this week and the Fendi Calfhair and Sequin Shoulder Bag that we see here, I’ve got to give credit where credit is due: they’re finally doing some fantastically interesting things with their handbag line.

I’m sure this bag isn’t for everyone, but the kind of nerve it takes to combine two divergent textures like calfhair and sequins in order to create a single pattern is exactly what we should all expect from our highest-echelon designers. Sometimes it will work, sometimes it won’t (I, for one, think that it really does here), but without people willing to make something ridiculous, we’re never going to see any innovation.

And in general, this bag is just sort of fabulous. It’s sequin and calfhair zebra print, and despite the bizarreness of that description, it’s really well-done. They used several different sizes of sequins in order to achieve the effect, and it worked out fantastically. I would wear this bag in a heartbeat, even though I’m sure many people would wag their fingers at me for it. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1800.

  • peterpan

    FABULOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Handbag Lover

    This bag is hot.

  • Kelly

    OW! When they do it right, they do it RIGHT.

  • Jessica Jean Benson

    Very cool! It’s GORG!

  • emily*

    I usually think an animal print + sequins are tacky and aweful
    BUT….
    this is AMAZING! I wonder how long the strap is though.

  • 19yearslater

    That’s design adventure like a third grader in art class. No way do those two materials go together.

  • Kimberly Marney

    Truly an amazing bag!

  • Brigette

    I’m normally not one for animal prints, but this bag has changed me. I agree & this totally works! I cannot stop staring at this bag!! Amazzinnnggg.

  • Jane H.

    I feel like something’s crawling underneath by skin, and not in a good way.

  • hect

    i have to say i truly like it its very fendi in a good way i think that since the B belt and thus the B belt bag i have not loved anything at fendi this i do love good for fendi great for fashion

  • Ping

    I have not bought a FENDI in a long time, but this bag just took my breath away! OMG!!! I have not been this excited over a bag in a LONG LONG TIME!!!

  • The Girl in Grey

    Oh my gosh! I’m shocked that someone could even come up with this. Genius!