Paris Couture Week, January 2018

© Written by Rachael Taylor for Adorn Insight

In the quieter session of what has now become an important bi-annual event for many Parisian high jewellery brands, the city’s Place Vendôme became a hub of collection launches during Paris Couture Fashion Week. Though there were less presentations held than the July edition, key major players used this moment in the fashion calendar to bring newness to clients.

The usual dependence on white diamonds ran central to the launches, though there were flashes of colour from gemstones including rhodochrosite, tanzanite, Padparadascha sapphires, rubies and beryl, as well as aluminum, yellow gold and rose gold. Heritage was a key design theme, with brands looking back to archives or moments in history for inspiration.

Boucheron, which did not launch a new collection during the January edition of the Week, used the time to open a major, and well attended, exhibition titled Vendorama at the nearby Monnaie de Paris that explored both the history and the future of the maison, with high jewellery designs from seasons past on display for the public to view. Despite the odd flash of brilliance, showcases throughout the Week were subdued affairs with simple plinths and a lack of investment, both monetary and creative, in the displaying of the jewels…

This story was published on Adorn Insight in January 2018. Click here to read the story in full (subscription required). Main image: Chanel. 

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