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For the first time—in more ways than one—footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood expands his repertoire into the realm of handbags, as part of a collaboration with Bulgari. Inspired by the house’s iconic snake-head clasp, the Serpenti Forever motif gets a rock ’n’ roll twist with luxe riveting and unexpected fabrications. “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 shoe designer.
English footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood is Bulgari’s latest collaborator for its line of accessories
Serpenti Forever X Nicholas Kirkwood Flap Cover bag, Bulgari
Rubberised studs in lieu of hard metals bring a modern sophistication to the Italian jeweller’s accessories