Inspired by symbolism and mythology.
The fashion world clearly can’t get enough of Gucci, so now creative director Alessandro Michele is taking the Italian brand into the realm of fine jewellery.
The new Hortus Deliciarum line consists of over 200 pieces, many which are one-of-a-kind. Michele, as always, was drawn to the mystical worlds of symbolism taking inspiration from the mythical gardens such as Arcadia and Xanadu.
The collection is split into three primary themes: eternal love, the animal kingdom, and solitaires, and incorporates pink and blue sapphires, white diamonds, yellow beryls, mandarin garnets, honey-coloured topaz, pearlescent opals, and aquamarines. All carefully sourced by the designer.
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Singer and songwriter, Florence Welch, stars in the campaign video which was unveiled ahead of the launch of Gucci’s first fine jewellery boutique at Place Vendôme in Paris.
A contrast to the rest of Gucci’s boutiques around the world, which are known for their distinct saturated hues, the design of 16 Place Vendôme is elegantly muted. Cabinets crafted from ebonized wood are lined in verdeacqua satin and antique mirrors, echoed by brass details and a monochromatic mosaic floor in nero maquina and white thassos marble.
A modern take on high jewellery.
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