Italian summer style comes to the Philippines

Published November 3, 2021, 12:54 PM

by John Legaspi

Bulgari presents raffia bags and the metamorphosis of the Serpenti

For the coming holidays, Bulgari invites everyone to a sunny exploration with its latest collection that is all about the taste of Roman paradiso.

Sophisticated with a joyful spirit, the global luxury brand’s 2021 resort collection brings Italian summer to the Philippines through limited-edition bags and matching textiles. Exclusively designed by Mary Katrantzou, the line is headlined by Raffia Bags and the exuberant Canvas Tote Bags—perfect for days at the beach, as well as in the city.

A soft, nature-inspired material, the raffia is turned into luxury pieces marked by the brand’s iconic insignia. It dresses in two styles of the famed Serpenti Diamond Blast: one with a top handle and thick gold chain strap, and the other with a flap handle. For an added flair, beige fringes outline the bags contrasting the vivid turquoise calf leather, an ode to the symphony between sand and the sea, while the iconic snakehead closure features a shade-on-shade matte finishing.

Raffia bags and Special Edition Canvas tote bags

Another limited-edition raffia style is the versatile Bulgari Logo Bag. Practical and roomy yet exquisitely elegant with its timeless silhouette, this squared bag has an easy elegance with richness of details: a maxi jewel-like decor crafted with golden chains, recreating the logo embellishes the turquoise calf leather panel on the front, while the calf leather top handle and a detachable shoulder strap make it comfortable and easy to wear. This must-have bag is available in two different sizes.

A play on the theme of metamorphosis is the Special Edition Canvas Tote Bags. Bulgari and the Greek fashion designer reimagine the Serpenti with the fascinating symbolism of butterflies, captivating both their transformative powers through Aegean topaz blue prints and black prints.

To take the best holiday souvenir with you wherever you go, the limited-edition silk shelley is the perfect en pendant with the raffia bags. A total glam look is achieved with its fine print and marine motives.

Bulgari 18-karat rose gold necklace set with malachite and mother-of-pearl elements

The Roman High Jeweller completes the resort collection with the Bulgari 18-karat rose gold necklace set with malachite and mother-of-pearl elements. The necklace is an elegant fusion of culture and modernity, and has evolved into playful interpretations fit for the season.

Bulgari’s 2021 resort collection is on sale exclusively at Bulgari Greenbelt 3, Makati City. You may also view the e-catalogue at