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Bulgari, the Roman luxury house, and Casablanca, the contemporary Parisian house, join forces to create a fun and ultra-chic metamorphosis of Serpenti.

 

Casablanca, known for blending the essence of après-sport with the luxury aesthetics of the Mediterranean, offers a bold interpretation of Bulgari‘s iconic Serpenti icon through a capsule collection of ultra-chic accessories.

This collaboration, marked by a fascinating fusion of Roman aesthetics, sporty spirit and colourful prints, is part of Bulgari‘s series of collaborations through the bold visions of different talented designers.

“With Bulgari we share the same love and respect for timeless codes and the ambition to interpret them in new ways. This is the prism we have played with in this collaboration. The collection is modern and classic at the same time. Serpenti is a millenary iconography and we wanted to bring it back, but in a modern way, playing with its aesthetic characteristics” explains the French-Moroccan Creative Director and founder of Casablanca, Charaf Tajer.

Divided into two launches, the seven-piece collection explores Casablanca‘s main worlds of inspiration: sport with the Après Tennis Story and artistic heritage with the Mosaic Story.

Inspired by the most classic tennis styles and graphic design elements, for the first Casablanca story it elevates après sport looks by playing on the iconic contrast between the white background and green accents. The unique blend of perforated leather, gold-plated hardware and innovative wooden handles immediately recalls the world of tennis, the team, the mood, the colours, the details, the looks and the unrivalled elegant aesthetic of the sport.

THE COLLECTION

This idea is brought to life in the classic Serpenti Forever shape with the refined colour contrast that runs through every detail of the piece, from the white and green calfskin body to the iconic snakehead clasp. To carry in the hand with the distinctive wooden handle or detach and cross over with the extrapole leather strap, the bag exudes a uniquely cool feel, perfect for enjoying every moment of the day.

 

A distinctive fusion of luxury, leisurewear and jewellery DNA is encapsulated in the elegant Jewellery Box, a sculptural bag inspired by a 1920s silver box, part of the Bulgari Heritage Collection. In this special edition, its distinctive lid, evoking the multiple facets of a precious stone, is highlighted in green calfskin, while the unmistakable zip pulls combine the iconic snakehead charm.

The spacious Tote Bag is designed with a tennis white body and is enlivened with a bold Bulgari logo decoration on the front adorned with elegant wooden handles. Practical and elegant, playful and iconic, modern and timeless, it perfectly expresses the intriguing duality of the entire collection.

 

On the other hand, an entirely new shape makes its debut with the Serpenti Crossbody mini bag; a versatile and functional accessory, infused with Casablanca‘s youthful and vivacious spirit. Featuring the iconic snake head with enamelled scales, the compact and flat is fitted with a thick leather strap, where bold gold mesh is interspersed with the Casablanca logo.

 

From the world of après sport to a territory deeply linked to Bulgari‘s identity, the second story takes the magnificent splendour of Rome to its heart. Inspired by the fascinating mosaics that pave many of the Eternal City‘s villas and landmarks, three additional creations boast a vibrant and bold print, fusing contemporary neoclassicism with Casablanca‘s signature. Bringing the timeless beauty of Rome into modernity, the vivid print is embossed on the calfskin body to authentically convey the three-dimensional texture of the mosaics.

 

Vivid colours and evocative design add a touch of extravagance to the Serpenti Forever bag with detachable wooden handle and leather strap; the artevido Tote Bag with polychrome Bulgari logo decoration and the new Serpenti Crossbody bag; with its flat, compact structure topped by the iconic snakehead clasp.

 

“Iconic and contemporary. Classical inspiration and innovative approach. This is the territory we find ourselves in with Casablanca. Serpenti is an icon that loves to change its skin and the ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes Of’ series is a great opportunity to show how it has always been an emblem of constant evolution through the unique vision of designers with very different characteristics and strong personalities” declares Bulgari Accessories General Manager Mireia López Montoya.

The collection will go on sale in selected Bulgari boutiques worldwide in two instalments:

  • Après Tennis Story: 20 April 2022
  • Mosaic Story: 20 May 2022
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