Francesca Amfitheatrof draws on the legends of the otherworlds in her fourth and most significant high jewelry selection for Louis Vuitton.
In Spirit, Louis Vuitton’s most current significant jewellery assortment, a show-halting necklace seems like it may well have been plucked out of Dwelling of the Dragon, the prequel to the cult fantasy drama series Activity of Thrones that spotlights a noble spouse and children of dragonlords. Reminiscent of a dragon’s cover, the armour-like collar named Radiance options levels of mirror-polished yellow-gold scales with diamond ideas and a 10.99-carat mandarin garnet that sets the wearer ablaze.
The dragon isn’t the only mythical creature that creative director Francesca Amfitheatrof has conjured for her fourth mythology-motivated chapter at the French maison. Grace, a different equally spectacular necklace from the selection, requires its cue from the phoenix. Its double-V, diamond- studded development produced of customized-slice baguette diamonds is evocative of the immortal bird’s wings, which is afforded extra magnificence with a 65.26-carat tsavorite from East Africa.
“Like a phoenix mounting from the ashes to get flight, or a dragon breathing protective hearth, the Louis Vuitton lady exudes remarkable energy, vitality and optimism,” suggests Amfitheatrof. “It is that very femininity – so emancipating and emblematic of the maison – that I required to embody in Spirit.”
Further than shimmering dragon scales and fantastic phoenix wings, triangles and Vuitton Vs are omnipresent in the course of, not just as a brand signature but to also express the mystical strength that underscores the assortment. “I made use of this condition in quite a few items, participating in with triangles of unique measurements,” points out Amfitheatrof. “It reads as the Vuitton V and resembles an arrow, which was the earliest graphic image ever established by individuals. Pointing the course, it continuously urges us ahead.”
Spanning 125 pieces, the fantastical selection, which took above 40,000 hours to entire, contains 5 universes – Liberty, Grace, Fantasy, Radiance and Future. Every single a person is an embodiment of Louis Vuitton’s values, conveyed by mastery and technical prowess of the maison’s Parisian ateliers. When worn, these notions of liberty, power, beauty and discovery becomes an aesthetic force, reworking the wearer into an unforgettable image of boldness, energy and attract.
Prime: Radiance yellow gold and platinum necklace with a a 10.99-carat cushion-reduce Mandarin spessartite garnet and diamonds