Bulgari names Mary Katrantzou as its first creative director for accessories

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Bulgari names Mary Katrantzou as its first creative director An important milestone in the history of the prestigious jewellery brand Bulgari has been reached with the appointment of Greek designer Mary Katrantzou as creative director of its accessories line. The brand’s legacy spans 140 years.

The Bulgari leather goods and accessory collections, which include handbags and bespoke high jewellery clutch-bags, will be creatively directed by Katrantzou in her new position. Being of Greek descent, her selection signifies a strong bond to the brand’s history, as Bulgari was established by Sotirio Bulgari.

In a statement regarding the partnership, Katrantzou spoke highly of Bulgari’s illustrious history and how it had an impact on her own growth as a designer. The aesthetic codes of Bulgari, which are syncretism, vivid colours, and captivating storytelling, are sources of inspiration for her. By adding her own unique style and flair to Bulgari’s accessories, Katrantzou hopes to turn mundane tasks into works of art.

Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin agreed, pointing out that the company and Katrantzou both hail from Greece and strive for the highest standards of quality in their work. He was proud of Katrantzou’s appointment and her ability to reimagine Bulgari’s accessory collection thanks to her extraordinary talent.

Katrantzou has been working with Bulgari since 2019 when the two collaborated on a Greek haute couture show. Ever since, she has been an integral part of Bulgari’s accessory collection, bringing her own creative vision to classic designs like the Serpenti Forever purse.

August will see the release of Katrantzou’s first accessories line, which will bring together Bulgari’s classic style with Katrantzou’s innovative ideas. Many are looking forward to seeing what Mary Katrantzou and Bulgari have in store for the future of the brand’s accessories, which are known for their inventive designs and superb craftsmanship.

Ethan Sullivan

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