Mary Katrantzou x BVLGARI presents a new collaboration under the sign of the ever-evolving Serpenti emblem. The mini-capsule collection includes 3 Serpenti Limited Edition bags offering an exclusive glimpse into the reign of the mythical serpent. An enchanting world made of lush gardens, blooming flowers and fascinating creatures, where BVLGARI’s most iconic signs and jewellery motifs are rebirthed with originality and dare.
The iconic top handle style chosen for this special collaboration and famed for its irresistible versatility, is here topped by the unmistakable snakehead closure, already reinterpreted by Mary Katrantzou for her first collaboration with BVLGARI, while the structured body of the bag becomes the white canvas to host the designer’s creative vision. Dubbed “The Queen of Prints” for her exuberant, poetic and maximalist creations, for the capsule collection Mary Katrantzou realizes real Haute Couture works, with three-dimensional trompe-l'œil embroideries interpreting wondrous scenes from the natural world, all flawlessly executed by the master artisans of the Atelier Montex in Paris.
An emblem of personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty, for the Serpenti Tree of Life bag the symbolic tree becomes a stunning metaphor of BVLGARI’s unrivalled aesthetics and sources of inspiration. In a whimsical, almost surrealist composition, BVLGARI’s High Jewellery elements cascade from the Tree of Life as if they were precious fruits, while the tree’s dazzling trunk and branches conjure the body of a Serpenti jewellery creation studded with diamonds. With more than 1,400 glass beads, 300 crystal beads and 410 glass tubes among other decorative elements, the bag represents a marriage of jewellery inspiration, leather goods artistry and Haute Couture savoir faire, which required about 100 hours of to be completed.
Drawing from the lush and enchanting landscapes found in the artful dials of BVLGARI’s Il Giardino Tropicale, Il Giardino Paradiso and Il Giardino Notturno watch series, the Serpenti Tropical Garden bag is an invitation to dive into the magic, mystery and spellbinding beauty of a garden of wonders. Colourful birds fly from palm to palm, while sparkling flowers reminiscent of BVLGARI’s jewellery floral motifs bloom among the luxuriant and verdant garden. In the background, the sky fades from light blue to blue, capturing that magical moment when the day turns into night. A masterpiece of craft achieved in 105 hours of work and featuring more than 1,800 decorative elements meticulously hand-sewn and set on the bag’s body.
Playing on the beautiful contrast between the black background and the vibrant embroidery, the Serpenti Midnight Garden bag delivers a nocturnal interpretation of BVLGARI’s enchanting garden of wonders. As a timeless symbol of beauty and refinement, a stunning peacock takes centre stage in the midst of a jubilation of colourful flowers, evoking the Divas’ Dream creations glorifying the mythical bird. Completed in 60 hours of skilful craftsmanship, the bag boasts almost 1,500 glass beads and tubes, crystal stones and paillettes, all masterfully sewn and set by hand.
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