Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti slithers into a Mediterranean vacation with these stunning bags made in collaboration with Moroccan French designer house, Casablanca.
French Moroccan designer Charaf Tajer is a wunderkind who’s well known in the Parisian circles. From co-founding the clothing label Pigalle, launching hip nightclubs in Paris to consulting with the late Virgil Abloh, he’s been creating a sensation everywhere he goes. Even WWD identified his contemporary label, Casablanca, as the Hermès of Gen Z. Considering the fanfare surrounding it, the launch of the Bulgari x Casablanca collaboration is one that has our antennas up.
Let’s Go Down To The Tennis Court:
The luxe après-sport aesthetic of Casablanca finds an unlikely partner in the mythical Serpenti, a Bulgari icon that has undergone many iterations and come out an undisputed champion every time. At the hands of Casablanca’s Tajer, the Serpenti is given a playful and ultra-chic spin via an accessories capsule collection. The Bulgari x Casablanca collection is a part of their collaborative series “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of”, which has been on since 2017. The sporty, spirited spin with fun prints and pastel hues is definitely one we are on board with.
The seven-piece collection takes inspiration from the world of tennis (a mainstay when it comes to Casablanca) and the artistic renditions of mosiac. The classic combination of white and green are enhanced and mixed with gold hardware and wooden handles. The charm of old-world tennis is captured in a graphic and modern manner. The classic shape of the bag is enhanced with a white and green calf leather body and an emblematic snakehead closure. The Serpenti Forever bag is finished with a detachable wood handle or crossbody with a removable leather strap. It’s the perfect carry-on for your next trip to Wimbledon.
Another unique piece from the collection is a sculptural bag inspired by a 20’s jewellery box from the Bulgari Heritage Collection. It’s the perfect combination of old and new and comes with a top handle conjuring the facets of precious gemstones. From a roomy tote bag to the mini Serpenti crossbody bag, the collection is full of gems. Looking beyond the court, inspiration comes in the form of spellbinding mosaics as seen on landmarks and villas in Rome. The meeting of neo-classical and contemporary styles creates a memorable visual picture and the Bulgari x Casablanca collaboration rides on it.
The Bulgari x Casablanca Après Tennis hits shelves on 20 April and the Mosiac version arrives later on 20 May.