Vibrant, Powerful, Ancient Modern. A metropolis pulsating with beauty and luxury at every corner you turn. Rome has continued to offer artists, writers, filmmakers, poets, fashion designers and luxury houses unending inspiration for centuries. For BVLGARI though, this connection with the Eternal City runs deeper, as Rome has long served as the Maison’s headquarters.
The luxury house’s Spring 2022 leather accessories collection is titled AMOROMA. ‘Amore,’ Italian for love, and ‘Roma’ make up AMOROMA (we always love a neat palindrome). AMOROMA brings to mind, the timeless glamour of Elizabeth Taylor and Gina Lollobrigida, both actresses, ardent BVLGARI fans. And yet it feels ridiculously contemporary—a marriage of bejewelled inspiration and unparalleled leather artistry. The bags are set to be our trusty companions while we enjoy a glass of vino in a trattoria à la Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love. BVLGARI has cleverly planned its drops for the season as mood-based themes.
Of Logos and Lasers
INFINITUM uses the BVLGARI logo as a key element of design in a manner reminiscent of ancient inscriptions on Rome’s obelisks and monuments, the idea of infinity itself being central to Rome’s identity. And it’s almost as if this design signature was made for the roomy, functional and elegant BVLGARI Tote bag. It’s available in two classic colours—Black and Ivory Opal.
Next up is RADIANCE, inspired by the ever-present luminous aura that surrounds Rome, the unique light you experience when you land in the city. With the new Serpenti Hobo bag the Maison seems to have achieved the perfect half-moon shape. Highlights include a heritage snakehead closure, a new metal tag with the BVLGARI signature, and a new thicker and more luxurious Spiga chain handle.
For the new Serpenti Jewellery box bag, BVLGARI draws inspiration from a silver jewellery box of the ’20s, cementing its status as the ultimate Roman jeweller. The unexpected shape borrows from faceted precious stones, adorned with the heritage snakehead. As a bonus, this beautiful vanity case also includes a hidden internal compartment to carry your most treasured belongings (give us a shout out when you make the discovery and remember that you read it here first!). This stunner comes in a range of irresistible colours—Twilight Sapphire, Light Gold, Molten Karung and a few more.
The Serpenti Laser-Cut bag borrows from the iconic sunbeam dial of the Bvlgari Heritage watch, while also alluding to the hypnotic patterns of Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome. The radiating patterns gather at a central bejewelled snakehead.
Bloom and Sunshine
BVLGARI’s next mood-led drop is SUNSHINE, helmed by an exciting product—the Serpenti Diamond Blast Sunshine Quilted bag. The radiating lines echo the laser-cut bag’s design language. This brings us to the final mood lined up to celebrate the AMOROMA collection launch: BLOOMING ROME promises an exuberant colour palette and super-luxe textures that beautifully capture the city’s optimistic spirit. The Serpenti Maxi Chain bag in Spring Peridot and Sunbeam Citrine boast an eye-catching chain handle, inspired by the Maison’s iconic thick gourmette chain, refreshed with new enamel inserts.
A Leather Python
The iconic and playful Serpenti Cabochon Maxi Soft Matelassè bag continues to capture our imagination. Covetable details include a buttery soft calf leather body, quilted metallic snakehead with en pendant gems, and chain handles in various metals to specifically match the respective leathers.
The cherry on the cake’s got to be the Serpenti Hobo bag in Spring Shade Python in a colourful rendition and a glamorous high-on-texture finish afforded by the luxury skin. This drop is ably rounded off by the Serpenti Forever bag in Niagara Sapphire and the Compact Serpenti Forever Crossbody bag in Spring Peridot.
Each bag has been put together with the highest level of handmade refinement or machine-made precision, that we’ve come to expect of the Maison. As we continue to keep a cautious eye on the news, we’re ready to feel good, to love with abandon. And with Rome (much like BVLGARI) it’s a forever kind of love
Photographs courtesy: BVLGARI
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