Few things in life are as classic and contemporary like Bvlgari’s serpenti collection, which is now being herald into a new era of luxury by Ambush Creative Director Yoon. Named ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush’, the special limited-edition capsule collection comprises bags, wallets and other small leather goods in both brands’ signature leitmotifs.
This isn’t the first time the Italian luxury brand has collaborated with the biggest names in fashion to reimagine its iconic Serpenti line. Beginning in 2017, the ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes of ‘ series have seen the likes of American fashion designer Alexander Wang and famed shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood rendering their interpretations of the Serpenti Forever Bag—a hallmark of the Maison’s undeniable symbol of glamour.
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“For this capsule collection, I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti. Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature but with Bvlgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution. Natural beauty meets human creation, all guided by a contemporary aesthetic,” says Yoon.
Taking inspiration from the Tree Python of Southeast Asia—a serpent species known for its eye-catching and out-of-this-world colours—Yoon fashioned three new styles for this collab: the Serpenti shoulder bag, the versatile Serpenti belt bag and the Serpenti Minaudière.
Crafted and quilted from ultra supple Nappa leather, the Serpenti shoulder bag features top handles, chunky metal hardware and a detachable shoulder strap. The accentuated silhouette reminiscent of a snake is perhaps the bags most prominent feature, but Yoon has paid special attention to details ensuring that each impeccable feature tied back to the origins of the Serpenti Forever bag. The bag is available in black, bright blue, purple and bright green.
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Yoon also lends her streetwear sensibility to the Serpenti belt bag. It’s size and versatility in the form of a removable belt and detachable shoulder strap makes it the perfect boardroom to bar option, while giving off an edgy and luxurious vibe. Wear it over the shoulder, around the waist or even crossbody—whichever way you choose, you’ll have a stylish bag to keep all your essentials.
The Serpenti Minaudière is perhaps the collection’s most covetable item, with its heart-shaped silhouette in black Nappa leather and aluminium, which also happens to be Yoon’s ultimate evening accessory that also pays homage to the House’s bijoux heritage.
For those looking to cop a piece of this collection but aren’t looking for a new bag, the line also feature a range of to-die-for accessories: a heart-shaped coin case; card holders in three different styles, singed with the BVLGARI x AMBUSH logo; and a three-coil Serpenti bracelet in coloured Nappa leather and metallic snakehead.
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The capsule collection is available for pre-order on their website now and in-stores from 4 September 2020.