Bulgari x Nicholas Kirkwood: Six Things To Know

Acclaimed British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood fuses his contemporary aesthetic with Bulgari’s historic Serpenti for an upbeat new collaboration launching this month. Here, he tells MOJEH.com six key things to know about the collection. 

"The idea to collaborate came about when I met the Bulgari team at a LVMH event. We started chatting and realised it would be great to do a collaboration together, as even though we’re very different brands we actually have quite a lot in common with our codes."

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"The idea to collaborate came about when I met the Bulgari team at a LVMH event. We started chatting and realised it would be great to do a collaboration together, as even though we’re very different brands we actually have quite a lot in common with our codes."

"If I was to recommend a style for the month ahead it would be the black and white pieces – the rucksack and the crossbody in particular both have a bit of attitude."

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"If I was to recommend a style for the month ahead it would be the black and white pieces – the rucksack and the crossbody in particular both have a bit of attitude."

"Bulgari are known for their use of coloured stones. I drew inspiration from pink spinels and blue sapphires, representing the house’s jewellery heritage by creating something very graphic with that unexpected pop of colour which is key for the new season."

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"Bulgari are known for their use of coloured stones. I drew inspiration from pink spinels and blue sapphires, representing the house’s jewellery heritage by creating something very graphic with that unexpected pop of colour which is key for the new season."

"The studs were made to look like the reverse side of a diamond, rather than a normal pointy stud and the chevron pattern is something I use quite often, but in black and white it almost looks like the scales on a snake, which I thought was very fitting for the project."

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"The studs were made to look like the reverse side of a diamond, rather than a normal pointy stud and the chevron pattern is something I use quite often, but in black and white it almost looks like the scales on a snake, which I thought was very fitting for the project."

"The collection has a London irreverence to it; a slightly punky feel, but in the way it’s executed it definitely has the DNA of the Bulgari woman."

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"The collection has a London irreverence to it; a slightly punky feel, but in the way it’s executed it definitely has the DNA of the Bulgari woman."

"Although we’re both very different brands, our respective work has an architectural kind of quality to it. I took the iconic Serpenti and made it lighter and more aerodynamic and I also straightened up the edges of the bag and designed the flap around a geometric jewellery piece I found in the archives."

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"Although we’re both very different brands, our respective work has an architectural kind of quality to it. I took the iconic Serpenti and made it lighter and more aerodynamic and I also straightened up the edges of the bag and designed the flap around a geometric jewellery piece I found in the archives."