Meet the season’s new Bulgari bags, and a young Malaysian designer to watch
Bulgari has always excelled in combining polish and edge, and their expertise in this matter is now winning hearts with their sleek accessories collection. The house is rock ’n’ rolling into the new season with bold, saturated brights and metallics, accented with stars and agate. The classic Serpenti Forever flap bag receives an update in jewel tones and new textures: polka dotted elaphe, python slicked in silver coating, glittering galuchat and quilted calf leather picked out in micro studs.
Then there’s the new Divas’ Dream bag, inspired by the existing Divas’ Dream jewellery collection and incorporating the same elegant fan-shaped motif into an enamel pendant closure. In quilted nappa leather dotted with palladium studs or python hand-dappled with bronze foil, the Divas’ Dream is beautiful, but also practical, with a roomy body and long chain and leather strap designed with busy city girls in mind.
And of course Bulgari called on Bella Hadid for ambassador duty – the model is also the face of the house’s new fragrance, Goldea the Roman Night, and her star is well on its way to going supernova. Her brand of cool and intensity is perfect for the rock ’n’ roll vibe of the collection; look at her whipping her hair and swinging a tangerinebright Serpenti Forever and tell me you don’t want one too.
Bella Hadid carries the Serpenti Forever bag in vulcan opal brushed metallic leather, RM9,150, Bulgari
LEFT: Bella Hadid carries the Serpenti Forever bag in vulcan opal and black shiny crocodile skin
Divas’ Dream bag in quilted black nappa leather, RM11,200, Bulgari
FROM TOP: Serpenti Forever bag in jazzy tourmaline calf leather, RM9,600, Serpenti Forever bag in black and silver galuchat, RM13,900, Serpenti Forever bag in quilted linen agate calf leather and Serpenti Forever bag in black calf leather with Pony Stardust motif, all Bulgari.