Which Bulgari F/W 2017 Handbag Suits Your Taste?
July 7, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler
Bulgari brings together stars, dots, graphism, studs, and eye-popping colours to fall/winter 2017.
Bulgari’s fall/winter 2017 collections draw strongly from the 70s era, chanelling a fee-spirited energy, subtle rock vibe, and artsy touch that reflects the kind of lifestyle and personalities of today’s divas. Through cutting-edge details, iconic and new symbols, and innovative shapes and graphic combinations, the new collection comes to life. Add to this the House’s longstanding crafting virtuosity, sparked by the intensity of its gem stones: ruby wine, forest emerald, linen agate, Vulcan opal, desert quartz, and jazzy tourmaline.
A Seductive New Diva
Bulgari continues its love affair with the charisma and timeless beauty of the true diva with the Diva’s Dream jewels by creating new renditions of exclusive fan-shaped clasps for the bags.
Conveying an ultra-modern and urban attitude, the structured black Quilted Diva has three layers of soft nappa leather and dotted with palladium metal studs.
Meanwhile, the Mottled Python Diva is lush and exotic, the result of the highest form of craftsmanship that sets off a rich glossy finish, enhanced by a liquid metal foil that is meticulously hand applied. It is perfect for any occasion, from sunup to nightfall.
Over the course of 70 years, the bejewelled snakehead has become an emblem of inventiveness. In 2016, the Serpenti Forever collection was enriched with a new geometry for its sculpted snakehead, inspired by Bulgari’s high jewellery pieces.
This iteration of the snakehead serves as the clasp for the new Star Studs motif, which brings together embroidered and laser-cut semicircles, rhombuses, and triangles, with star-shaped studs, contrasting colours, and merallic accents.
Celebrating the classics is the Elaphe Polka Dot bag which bursts with graphic and artsy prowess.
The bestselling Calf Leather bag continues to serve the fast-paced lifestyle with its clean architectural shape that contrasts well with signature snake scale motif.
The glossed Brushed Metallic Calf leather plays up the fancy through a labor-intensive process that includes 16 colourations in order to obtain the perfect final sheen and the “nuvolato” effect, a play on light and dark nuances that adds depth and liveliness.
The scales pattern gains a new dimension via intricate quilting in the Quilted Scaglie. The piece satisfies the precise symmetry between the scales and chevron pattern.
The trendy Quilted Stardust’s quilted effect is obtained with micro studs, a technique that was developed by Bulgari for this specific line. The miniature invisible screw in the back traces a graphic pattern across the supple leather of this unique shoulder bag.
Perfect for nighttime, the Smoky Galuchat shows off an elegant grey shade obtained with hand-painted dexterity and a sultry sparkle coming from the silver glitter sprinkled on the surface of the precious leather. Similarly, the Silver Python shines thanks to a liquid silver foil that is manually spread onto the skin, which elegantly pairs well with either the red carpet or the concrete floor.
Serpenti Viper is the latest addition to the snake family, inspired by the compact build of vipers and the triangle-shaped head. The Smooth Calf Leather is cobbled from premium smooth and luxurious leather with a natural shine.
The Grain Calf Leather with top handle and double flap strikes a balance between form and function with a flash of shimmer.
Further elevating the glam factor, the Scaglie Gems version is enriched with scale-shaped decorations in black enamel, framed in pink gold metal, artfully nestled to evoke the “back cut” scales pattern of precious python skins.
For a pop of disco dash, the Psychedelic Python brims with irreverence, liveliness and personality. Entirely hand-painted by skilled artisans using up to six different hues to create powerful blurry effects, the bag teems with a one-of-a-kind attitude.
Limited edition Stripes
The patchwork style on the Stripes Serpenti Viper take its cue from tribal Maori tattoos. Black leather stripes that cut across the panels in jazzy tourmaline and ruby red or royal sapphire matched to emerald green, further define the contrasts and complexity of the bag, creating a bold visual language.
In the same way, black leather stripes off set the vivid chromatic combos of the Serpenti Pony Stardust calf leather. Here the “pony hair” is dyed, laser-cut and assembled like a patchwork resulting in a lively, lustrous and geometrical exercise.
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