Fendi‘s version of its Boston bag, is inspired by Italian actress Silvana Mangano, a long-time Fendi customer. Silvana Mangano is one of Italy’s most famous and acclaimed Italian actresses. Born in Rome in 1930 to an English ballet dancer and her Sicilian father, a wagon lit conductor, Silvana Mangano was a beautiful girl who was discovered from a role she played in the movie called Riso Amaro. She rose to international acclaim in movies like Ulisse with Kirk Douglas and Il Processo di Verona, Edipo Re, La Diga sul Pacifico. Married to Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis, she had four children with Veronica De Laurentiis being the eldest.
To create the Silvana Mangano Capsule Collection, the Italian brand worked with the actress’ daughter, Veronica de Laurentiis, to capture Silvana’s beauty and sense of elegance in every product. A portion of the sales from the Silvana Mangano Capsule Collection will go to benefit the Centri Silvano Mangano, a centre that Veronica created and named after her mother to helps victims of violence in small towns to break the silence and heal, giving them the chance to claim their lives back.
About the bag
The new Boston bag is made from soft nappa leather, features palladium accessories and comes in three sizes and three colours and also comes in exotic skins like python, ostrich and crocodile.
Where to buy?
G18 and 112, The Landmark, 15 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2524 1339
Also available end of April at www.net-a-porter.com/
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