If the popularity of bvlgari’s b.zero1 line these days makes it hard to typecast who wears it (michelle obama does; ditto jlo), the over 15 designs issued for its 20th anniversary will help set things straight. Among them: bangles with just enough heft and the brand’s logo subtly cast as latticework, pieces previously co-designed by zaha hadid updated with black or white ceramic inserts, and the re-edition of the rings that started it all (five simple bands stacked up) in white or yellow gold. The spare, industrial aesthetic – an ode to rome’s colosseum – was the opposite of what fine jewellery was when the range debuted in 1999: more about form, less about ornamentation; glamorous without being precious. In short: intellectualmeets-chic, be it in a former flotus or jenny from the block kind of way.
(From top) B.Zero1 yellow gold bracelet, pink gold bracelet, yellow gold bracelet, pink gold ring with ceramic, white gold ring with diamonds, and yellow gold ring, all in 18K gold, Bvlgari. Cotton-blend top, Cos. Briefs, stylist’s own
PHOTOGRAPHY VEE CHIN STYLING IMRAN JALAL MODEL ELLA BB/MANNEQUIN