Luxury jeweller Bulgari has invited British footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood to create a distinctive reinterpretation of the Serpenti Forever bag and other accessories.
The two up-market fashion ‘maisons’ describe the distinctive snake Bulgari motif as a symbol of wisdom, renewal and vitality, at once a talisman and an accessory. And as you might expect, the snake is the centrepiece of the new creations.
The Nicholas Kirkwood capsule collection bags come in a richly textured chevron pattern defined by varnished studs, with a mix of flat, round and matte pyramidal buttons. Nicholas Kirkwood also adds a new twist to the enamelled snake head clasp that adorns the backpacks and shoulder bags.
The innovative collection boasts graphic forms and a colour palette inspired by gemstones such as pink spinel and royal sapphire, melding the design codes shared by both houses.
Nicholas Kirkwood says he drew inspiration from the distinctively sophisticated Bulgari universe.
“I created the chevron patterns using rubberised studs which have faceted ends that reminded me of diamond settings and some of the spectacular gemstones I had seen in the Bulgari High Jewellery atelier in Rome,” says the designer. The limited edition collection inaugurates a series of Bulgari collaborations dubbed “Serpenti Through The Eyes of”.
Bulgari muse Bella Hadid exquisitely shows off the range in the capsule collection campaign, photographed by Terry Richardson. The bags are available exclusively at the Printemps Haussmann Paris department store in France until October 14, as well as on the Net-A-Porter website.