5 DESIGNERS TO WATCH PREMIERE CLASSE PARIS FASHION WEEK
I visited Premiere Classe at the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries during the Paris Fashion Week. This show celebrated the year 1989 and the creative world of the late eighties! We selected the designers from London, Manilla, Mumbai, Paris and you should know about.
1. Sarah Angold
I loved Sarah Angold’s show-stopping jewellery at Premier Classe. The East London-based designer was emanating a lot of life energy, and was a joy to be around! Her handmade jewellery incorporates unusual materials: for her latest collection ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ she uses smoky dip-died ombré acrylics with her signature geometric precision.
Sarah Angold creates exceptional jewellery for a strong, independent, and hardworking woman, who also loves to be a seductive temptress after hours. Her pieces stand out for eye-catching form and structure with elegant colour graduation. Her necklaces are lightweight and effortlessly wearable. Each piece is a limited edition and comes with engraved individual production number.
I love Beavaldes’ hand-crafted distinctive pieces which add an instant sense of glamour even to the simplest black dress.
Beatrice Panlilio-Valdes, the designer behind Beavaldes, is based in Manila, Philippines, who employs local artisans to realise her intricate designs.
Beatrice Panlilio-Valdes is inspired by cultures, traditions and art from all around the world. Her eye-catching pieces often involve time-intensive embroidery, taking up to several weeks to finish, making each piece truly special.
3. Forest of Chintz
Forest of Chintz stood out due to their whimsical costume jewellery that will surely add an element of fun to any outfit! The Indian-American company stands out for their exploration of new materials, while using traditional techniques of hand embroidery in order to create unique, fun and colourful statement pieces. The latest collection celebrates the Spirit of Travel and Adventure, exactly the kind of aspects of life we value most at GEMOLOGUE. For instance, Liza loved this Eye Spy pendant made from silk thread, sequins and crystal. With its adjustable cord length, this vibrant necklace was surely fun to play around with.
Another eye-catching, very playful piece was the silver “Buy Art” Necklace, made from crystals, bugle beads and plated brass rings. We will surely be adding this to our Christmas wish list!
4. Ambre & Louise
Ambre & Louise’s gorgeous pieces are inspired by nature and bucolic art. All of their striking jewellery is hand made and produced in workshops in Paris.
We love the organic shapes of the Golden Capucines necklace in 18 carat gold plated silver that cascades down the chest like the most fabulous garland of flowers. This is surely the piece to turn heads in the best way possible.
5. Thomas V.
I got to meet the man behind the super edgy French jewellery brand, Thomas V. All the jewels are handmade in Paris in Thomas V.’s studio. Thomas only uses sterling silver and vermeil (silver plated gold); we love how his pieces are inspired by the wildlife: rhinos, reindeer, elephants, turtles!
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Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
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