Founded in 1928 in Milan by Stefano Serapian, luxury leather goods maison Serapian pides itself in offering up impeccably crafted designs that also break norms when it comes to accessories. Keeping these priorities in mind, the fashion house has now announced a new, must-see line of handbags, created in collaboration with Emirati designer Sara Altamimi.
The limited edition capsule collection with Altamimi came about as a result of Serpian’s appreciation for the Middle East and the stream of regional talent it is home to. “We have long admired the elegance and beautiful grace of Middle Eastern women, and the synergies between Serapian and Sara Altamimi are tangible in the final collection. Each bag is an expression of discreet luxury dedicated to those who value quality, beauty, authenticity, and rarity,” says Giovanni Nodari Serapian, Bespoke Manager. A tribute to the elegance of the Emirati woman, the new collection comprises of four designs from Serapian’s iconic Secret bag collection. What sets them apart is their striking palette, which takes inspiration from Sara Altamimi’s sketches. “I sketch a lot because my head is always bursting with ideas that I want to execute in different ways, and I was excited when Serapian introduced me to a way of executing my ideas through a new medium I hadn’t explored before,” the designer shares. Adding to the exclusivity of the collection is the fact that each of the four designs is limited to only ten pieces.
The process of creation began with Altamimi selecting Serapian’s Secret bag in four different sizes, and then, using Serapian’s renowned personalization service, amping up each piece and making it her own by experimenting wit different buttery soft nappa leathers and colors. A blend of Milanese elegance with Emirati sophistication, the new line brings together intricate weaves, geometric details and playful fringe elements, all in shades of cherry reds, cool mint greens, sharp black and sunset orange. Look closely and you’ll notice each bag stands out with Serapian’s iconic Mosaico weave, a true testament to the brand’s artisanal craftsmanship.
Take a closer look at the Serapian x Sara Altamimi collection below.