Nothing shines bright like jewellery during the Haute Couture season. And the latest cycle is proving to be no exception. Some collections like Bvlgari and Dior referenced their houses’ pasts and rich histories. And while they dug into the archives to create something new, CHANEL debuted a collection dedicated to its most beloved fabric, the likes of which hasn’t before. Whether they made something old new again or dreamed up the first of its kind, each house’s display dazzled in its own way. Scroll through for all the shiny details.
For the past 75 years, the Bvlgari Serpenti has reinvented itself in striking and unexpected materials throughout the house’s high jewellery collections. And for this year’s momentous anniversary, the lust-worthy serpent has been reimagined in new medium-high pieces which draw inspiration from the archives.
A decade after Dear Dior, the new Dearest Dior collection designed by Victoire de Castellane features 77 masterful creations which reinvent the delicacy of lace. From ruby studded earrings to statement emerald necklaces, choosing a favourite proves most difficult.
Ever since she was a young girl, Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele has developed a love and keen eye for the most astounding gemstones, and during the Maison’s Parisian Haute Couture Week event she puts them on display. It begins with a pair of vivid yellow Ceylon sapphires both oval-cut and over 100 carats each, and continues with a 10-plus carat fire red ruby from East Africa. The crystal clear blue tourmaline are not to be missed either.
Back at the beginning, Gabrielle Chanel made tweed an iconic mainstay of her house as a gift to modern women, and now decades later, Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, dedicated a full High Jewelry collection to it. The piece de resistance? The “Tweed Couture” necklace, which masters the fabric’s fleecy effect and weaving in gold, pearls and gemstones.
Louis Vuitton introduced 30 new creations as part of its “Spirit” collection, set on four style pillars central to the house: Destiny, Liberty, Fantasy, and Radiance. While Destiny’s chokers set diamonds cut in Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram flowers with rubies, the Liberty necklace featured the house’s famed trunk encrusted in diamonds. It’s brilliant however you look at it.