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Fashion Bulgari Collaborates With Mary Katrantzou For a Reimagined Serpenti Capsule Collection

Bulgari Collaborates With Mary Katrantzou For a Reimagined Serpenti Capsule Collection

Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag
Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag
By Camillia Dass
By Camillia Dass
March 25, 2021
Witness the iconic Bulgari snake's complete transformation in this Mary Katrantzou x Bulgari capsule collection

A spellbinding metamorphosis, Bulgari’s Serpenti collection has been reimagined by Mary Katrantzou for a special collaboration. The London-based Greek fashion designer brings her imaginative power to introduce the “Serpenti Through the Eyes of” saga in this capsule collection.

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Famously recognised as the “queen of prints” for her maximalist and bold creations, the fashion designer injects her jubilant touch to give the iconic snake motif a total refresh.

For this collab, Katrantzou and Bulgari have released three new styles: namely the Serpenti Metamorphosis bag, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag and the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudiere.

Serpenti Through the Eyes of Mary Katrantzou

Inspired by the snake’s transformative nature and the intriguing way butterflies go through metamorphosis, Katrantzou aims to bring to life an optimistic message of rebirth, evolution and change.

Here are Katrantzou’s new creations.

Serpenti Metamorphosis bag
Serpenti Metamorphosis bag

1/3 Serpenti Metamorphosis bag

Considering the amount of skill and craft required to design this creation, it is no wonder that each bag takes over 40 hours of work to complete.

The bags come in three colourways: white agate, crystal rose and emerald green for the smaller size; and in black for the larger sizes. 

Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag (Red)
Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag (Red)

2/3 Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag

The Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag is quite possibly the highlight of the entire collaboration. Inspired by Bulgari's jewellery, the bag has a soft, quilted body and features a metal top handle—making the contrast a bold way of rethinking the iconic Serpenti heritage design.

It can also be transformed into a cross-body bag by removing the metal handle and attaching a delicate golden chain strap in its place. This piece also features Katrantzou’s unique interpretation of the snakehead clasp. With gemstone eyes and a range of gem-inspired nuances, it is truly a unique take on the iconic clasp.

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Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière
Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière

3/3 Serpenti Metamorphosis Minaudière

The Serpenti Metamorphosis Minaudière focuses on the beauty and grace of the iconic snakehead. Inspired by the Bulgari Serpenti watch, this jewel is the first to be transformed into a Minaudière. Available in two different styles, the small size comes in light gold or gold with a long or short double chain strap to be worn across the body or on the wrist while the medium version is available in black or white and features multicoloured or crystal rose enamelled scales.

Serpenti Through the Eyes of Mary Katrantzou

All bags in this collection will come with a metal tag featuring the “Mary Katrantzou x Bulgari” signature.

The collection will be available in selected Bulgari boutiques worldwide and on from April 15 and is also available for pre-order online now.  


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