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.