By Men’s Folio

Fendi and Tiffany & Co. Honour the Baguette with a Special Collaboration

Hand in hand
The one-of-a-kind ‘Hand in Hand’ Baguette is crafted entirely out of sterling silver by Fendi and Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Makers’.

Enter: The first notable luxury fashion collaboration to grace the new year. Fendi and Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Makers’ honour the 25th anniversary of the Fendi Baguette with a one-of-a-kind version of the bag, made entirely out of sterling silver and engraved with lilies and roses to represent the national flowers of Italy and New York State respectively.

As part of Fendi’s ‘Hand in Hand’ initiative – that’s usually only ever executed through partnerships with local artisans within Italy, the bag took over four months to design and craft at the Tiffany & Co. hollowware workshop in Rhode Island.

Incorporating Tiffany & Co.’s legacy in craftsmanship with Fendi’s time-honoured skills and knowledge in reinterpreting the iconic Baguette, the ‘Hand in Hand’ bag is created using an age-old silversmithing technique called “chasing” to mould the bag to a specific shape and size. The bag, now weighing about 2,356 grams, is then accentuated with floral detailing to tie the look together.

To make the most of their partnership, the houses have also designed a dedicated capsule of Tiffany Baguette bags to complement the extravagance of the exclusive silver Baguette. More Tiffany bags, in the form of smooth leather, croco leather with diamonds, and silk satin, are also available within the collection, fitted in medium, nano, and pico sizes, and representative of the house codes of both Tiffany & Co. and Fendi.