Dior’s new watch and jewelry assortment: daring color and fluid design
The brand new Gem Dior assortment from Dior Joaillerie casts artfully unordered silhouettes in ribbons of treasured metals and vibrant gems. Artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, Victoire de Castellane, has drawn on the home’s historical past for the high quality jewellery and watch assortment.
The seven watches and eleven items of jewellery are forged in vivid colors impressed by the daring hues of treasured minerals. ‘For me, color in jewellery is essential and I like utilizing all of the stones and hues,’ says de Castellane. ‘For this assortment I’ve used malachite, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl and cornaline. There additionally is a few pink opal and tiger’s eye. I’ve chosen stones and coloramas based on what I’ve discovered fairly naturally. With the color teams, I performed on a multicolor impact however I additionally considered color shadings.’
Color ripples via each the jewellery and watches within the assortment. Within the articulated cuff of a yellow gold watch, the bracelet appears again to Christian Dior’s behavior of pinning high fashion material swatches onto sheets of paper in its blocks of vivid hues. It’s a fluidity mirrored within the jewellery, the place hyperlinks in rings and bracelets are casually positioned and gems and diamonds seem to undulate on loops of gold.
The designs have been delivered to life in Parisian workshops, the place the complicated necessities of the watch’s bracelet have been teased out: ‘When the bracelet is unfolded, all the things actually should be in steadiness. For some fashions, the whole bracelet consists of offset decorative stones organized in succession like strata. All the perimeters are asymmetrical like they’re in nature. It’s a play on a succession of various color results.’
The watch juxtaposes a cuff bracelet of malachite, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pink opal and tiger’s eye towards an octagonal case and malachite dial for a bit which unites horology with conventional jewellery methods. ‘To me there is no such thing as a distinction between designing a watch or jewel, I all the time create very freely. To me a watch is a jewel that offers time,’ provides de Castellane. §