For the chic trendsetter: Fendi’s Kan I bag

For the chic trendsetter: Fendi’s Kan I bag

Pièce de résistance

Text: Amelia Chia

Fendi's latest bag will add a whole lot of personality to your wardrobe

Small and mini bags are still having a heyday, as evidenced by the fashion crew parading the streets at the recent Milan Fashion Week. Whether it was a tote in hand or classic shoulder bag, the concurrent theme throughout was its size — and this season, big just looked out of place.

Making its appearance on the scene is the Fendi Kan I bag, a compact game changer following the lead of the iconic Baguette and Mini By The Way. It also comes in two sizes — the regular size that debuted at the Fendi spring/summer 2017 show and the mini size, first showcased as part of the Fendi resort 2017 collection. The original take is a plain leather version crafted with scalloped edges, featuring both a versatile top handle and sturdy chain.

Size guide? The regular size is definitely roomy enough for a wallet, phone, sunglasses, trusty lipstick and even a small diary. The pint-sized version is perfect for a small purse, phone and a few makeup essentials.

Colour clashers and print chasers, take heart. The Kan I also comes an obsessive myriad of detail, colour, material and workmanship; we're not just talking floral prints, leather flowers, bows and studs appliqués, but also Pequin stripes, precious exotics and metallized lame with embellishments on the frontal flap. Its lock closure is adorned with square-shaped rainbow studs, a delightful new signature of the Italian fashion house.

One thing's for sure — these bags may be small, but sure do pack a punch.