| Subsidiary of LVMH|
US$ 1.1 billion
1925, Rome, Italy
| Luxury fashion|
970 million USD
| 197 stores worldwide (2014)|
Karl Lagerfeld, creative director for fur & RTW
Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director for accessories & men's
Pietro Beccari, chairman & CEO
€ 800 million (2011), tg
Pietro Beccari (Feb 2012–)
Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi
Adele Casagrande, Edoardo Fendi
Fendi ([ˈfɛndi]) is an Italian luxury fashion house whose specialities include fur, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eyewear, timepieces and accessories. Founded in 1925 in Rome, Fendi is renowned for its fur and fur accessories. Fendi is also well known for its leather goods such as "Baguette", 2jours, Peekaboo or Pequin handbags.
The house of Fendi was launched in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi as a fur and leather shop in Via del Plebiscito, Rome. Since 1946, the five sisters of second generation (Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla & Alda) started entering the company and bought new wave of enthusiasm. Karl Lagerfeld joined Fendi in 1965 and became the Creative Director for Fur and also for Women Ready-to-Wear (launched in 1977). Silvia Venturini Fendi, daughter of Anna, joined in 1994 and is the Creative Director for Accessories and Men's lines. Since 2001, Fendi became a multinational luxury fashion brand and member of LVMH group.
In 2014, Fendi started making plans to use drones to show its catwalk fashions.
Fendi invested more than 2 million euros (approximately $2.7 million) to help restore the Trevi Fountain in Rome designed by Nicola Salvi in 18th century. The restoration works started June 2014. “It’s about tying us with a city that makes millions of people dream,” Fendi CEO Pietro Beccari said.