On the Pulse
Chaumet re-opens its flagship eighteenth-century Paris maison, and its new design perfectly balances the brand’s tradition and modernity. The new design is as bold as its 16 new cocktail rings. In-store highlights include tiara maquettes, inlaid wood, carved alabaster and rock crystal chandeliers.
Exaggerated origami influences and low-key make-up provided JW Anderson’s extremely elegant modern take on 1950s couture at this year’s London Fashion Week.
Lebanese maison Rabih Kayrouz debuts his first international salon in London, which now provides the rare opportunity to order his haute couture in the English capital. Items include attire to be fitted locally, in addition to timelessly beautiful ready-to-wear pieces as well as jewellery.
Premiering at Omega’s watch museum in Bienne, Switzerland is the brand’s latest Bond model, Seamaster Diver 007. Built with Daniel Craig’s input, the watch features vintage looks (brown dial, woven metal strap) all in light titanium.
British maison Boodles launches The Secret Garden, a high jewellery collection subtly inspired by the new film of the classic children’s book. It embraces a holistic theme of healing through nature and is available early April.
Fashion iconoclast Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) and Japanese pearl brand Mikimoto’s collaboration creates seven non-gendered, single-strand designs, which feature smaller (Akoya) or larger (South Sea) pearls, silver chain, pearl swag and Comme des Garçon insignia.
Public couture at Paris’s Musée Rodin – Dior’s Female Divine installation by American feminist artist Judy Chicago contains banners handcrafted by women at an Indian embroidery school.