In celebration of the new Peekaboo Petite and Micro handbags, Fendi has joined forces with Italian film director and friend of the house, Luca Guadagnino, to create a short film starring former Vogue Arabia cover star Adwoa Aboah. The campaign film created by the Call Me By Your Name director features the top model soaring through Rome over through its rooftops before eventually landing on Fendi’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana.
“With the DNA of Fendi being Rome, we, of course, talked about Rome – but instead of being in Rome, being above Rome,” says Guadagnino of the film’s concept. “We had this idea of levity – of the Peekaboo bag, at the center of the movie, being the magical driver behind Adwoa flying over the ancient city.”
Aboah was chosen by the Italian fashion house for their shared values around women empowerment and independence. The film sees her depicted as a “fashionable incarnation of superwoman” flying over Rome’s skies in a dreamlike fantasy before touching down on Earth to determine her fate, claiming her own autonomy. “I think that carrying a Peekaboo says something about a very strong, powerful, and empowered person who is not afraid to hide,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of Fendi. “It has its two compartments — one you can keep close to you and closed, and the other where you can choose to reveal something of yourself to the world.”
“I feel part of Fendi,” says Guadagnino of working with the fashion house. “I am very close friends with Fendi – as a brand for sure but, most importantly, as a friend of people who are pillars of the company. I feel a very deep connection with the brand – and my mother used to wear Fendi back in the 70s and 80s so the logo, the type of materials, the quality and the design of Fendi have always been part of my imagery.”