Object of Desire
Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection sees one of the House’s most iconic motifs reinterpreted in a modern, powerful, twenty-first century way. Subtle yet striking, Diamanté patterns feature geometrics that evoke the diagonal facets of a diamond. The glamorous Gucci Bright Diamanté handbags feature an array of signature shapes, including the bucket-style shoulder bag, the clutch, the top-handle tote, bowling bags and the Boston bag.
Echoing the design of the full-scale originals, mini bags play with new proportions, delivering both practicality and feminine attitude that are perfectly in line with the crisp style of the ready-to-wear collection.
A concept which is embedded deep within the Maison’s DNA, dualism is heavily and transversely imbued in Fendi’s entire Pre-Fall Collection 2014. Opposing principles that are normally incompatible are used here to mutually compensate each other whilst multiplying their aesthetic potential in an era of kaleidoscopic dualism.
At the heart of the collection lies a playful and transforming spirit that also spreads to the accessories world, in a collection visionary of “in-natural”. Traditional rules are swapped with a kaleidoscopic vertigo of chromatic material and graphic contrasts, playing off an ambivalent allure. Nurtured by the subtle folly of the brand’s creative streak, each piece paves the way for innovative contaminations and conjures up images of sophisticated role and hierarchical reversals.
Manufacturer Roger Dubuis loves to pamper women and is keenly aware that one of life’s greatest luxuries is a chance to express individuality through bespoke creations. This year, based on a 36mm white gold Haute Joaillerie model with cushion-cut diamonds, Dubuis is pleased to introduce a range of possibilities liable to bring out the diva in every watch enthusiast.
Entirely paved with 367 diamonds totalling approximately 11.26 carats, this latest piece comes with a baguette-cut on the dial, case band, lugs, décor and folding buckle. Brilliant-cut on the flange, these exceptional pieces really stand out with two cut-to-measure precious stones. Choose your preferred stones, such as deep red rubies, intense blue, pink or yellow sapphires, or mysterious emeralds to match your taste and personality. Each stone is carefully selected by Roger Dubuis’ gemmology experts based upon a very strict criteria of cut, clarity, colour and origin, making these timepieces totally unique and very exclusive.
Dress the Face
The CHANEL Spring/Summer 2014 eyewear collection comes with an unmistakeable romantic energy. The chic sunglasses focus on contemporary and stylised shapes, like the cat eye, butterfly, dramatic rounds and the XXL square, while the optical glasses collection prefer more classical frames including the pantos, square and oval. Bijou, Matelassé or dentelle – the stories for a collection that’s rich in materials and details. The models in the bijou theme radiate cosmic sparkle and an almost lunar purity. The double C stands out in a subtle blend of rhinestone on the arms, in shades of ruthenium, silver or gold.