The Italian luxury fashion house is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Japan with an exclusive Peekaboo project. To mark Fendi’s presence in the land of rising sun for half century, it has roped in five celebrities including artists, actress and fashion icon for charity initiative to raise funds for Tokyo University of The Arts.This initiative involved the five personalities to personalize their own Peekaboo bag which has resulted in completely “one of a kind” and fully interpreted creations. Each limited edition Peekaboo is up for auction from 20th April – 20th May 2015 with a starting bid of $16,800 (two million yen).
Anna Dello Russo speaks about her Peekaboo creation, “I have always wanted to design a manga bag. I have designed this to pay my respect to Japan, which has been and will always be the source of my inspiration.”
Ryohei Miyata elucidates about her Peekaboo creation, “I expressed the seigaiha, the traditional Japanese motif with embroidery, another ancient artistic expression. This has been fused into Italian leather craft. I used the lost-wax metal casting method to create my signature motif, the dolphin, dancing among golden waves. Then I put it on the plate.”
All profits from the auction will be donated to the Tokyo University of the Arts to help nurture future leaders in the fields of art, design and music.