Dior Print high jewelry is inspired by haute couture
The Dior Print high jewelry collection was unveiled at a luxurious event in the heart of the Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Italy. Made up of 137 pieces designed by Dior Joaillerie artistic director Victoire de Castellane, who dreamed of “drawing prints on jewellery”, this captivating collection pays homage to popular fabric prints such as tie-dye, stripes and stripes. tiles.
The high jewelry pieces were worn by models during a cocktail party in the garden, followed by dinner overlooking the sea. Dressed in white, antique white and black haute couture creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the sparkling jewels were hauntingly highlighted. Models in pristine white ensembles sit on plinths like elegant Greek statues, a nod to this classic sense of style.
The Dior Print range transposes two-dimensional fabrics onto three-dimensional jewelry in a unique and powerful way. Designs to expect include checks, stripes, tie-dye color gradients, geometric patterns, as well as Liberty prints. “When the ribbons wave, the print has to follow,” says De Castellane.
It takes incredible creativity and craftsmanship to create the 137 pieces that make up this collection. For example, a necklace brings together several shades with three tones of gold, using techniques more commonly used in watchmaking. Dior also combines patterns, such as flowers and stripes, in a myriad of colors, creating original and unforgettable pieces.
“Like sewing, it’s a process that requires a series of adjustments. The work is all the more precise because of the curved surfaces of the decorations, which distort the imprints and the lines”, adds De Castellane.
This article was first published on June 20, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.