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The Living Language of Beauty 美的生动言语

The ultimate expression of the Maison’s Savoir-faire. Stones are paramount in Cartier’s design studios. Understanding them, recognising what makes them special and capturing their beauty to maximise their potential is the designer’s primary task. The creativity and expertise of Cartier has allowed it to develop its signature style, which has continued to evolve for some 170 years.

Launched in July 2018, the latest COLORATURA COLLECTION by Cartier celebrates virtuoso voices and their echo around the world in a sensorial exploration of colour. Driven by a universal curiosity, the Maison investigates creative diversity; uniting the four corners of the globe and blending the variety of vast continents alongside their local traditions.

The correlations between past and present, the connections between cultures and generations all viewed through the human values of celebration, sharing and joy. The diversity of the world offers a rich palette. Colours combine; horizons meet. Together they compose a dynamic score: the vibrant colours of India, the uncompromising contrasts of Asia and the Orient, the subtle palettes of Japan, and the staccato shades of Africa are united by a shared vision of style and a jubilant spirit. 

Matsuri ring
platinum, one 26.20-carat cushion-shaped tourmaline, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds.

这是出自名门世家自由奔放的极限写照。在卡地亚的珠宝设计工作室里,原石具有至高无上的地位。设计师的首要任务是理解和认识它们的特质、捕捉它们的美丽,并最大限度地发挥它们的潜力。卡地亚的创造力和专业技能导向本身的强烈标志风格,类似风格已经持续发展170年左右。

卡地亚在2018年7月推出的最新COLORATURA系列,透过对色彩无限的感性探索,艺术家声音也唱响世界各地。在网罗所有好奇元素的推动下,卡地亚尝试多样性创意;融合地球的四个角落,各大洲的多元化和当地传统特色。

而过去和现在的枢纽,文化和世代之间的连接,都是通过人们庆祝、分享和欢乐的价值观视察。世界的多样性提供丰富的调色板,因此颜色的组合来自于视野观察,它们共同构筑一个动态的乐章:印度属于充满活力的颜色,亚洲和东方毫不妥协的对比色彩,日本微妙的调色板及非洲断奏一般的色调,皆因共同的风格愿景和欢欣鼓舞的精神联系在一起。

Orienphonie Ring
white gold, three orangey red coral beads totalling 12.84 carats, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds.

Image(s) courtesy of Cartier

GUO PEI – CHINESE FOLKLORE REIMAGINED AS HIGH FASHION COUTURE PHOTO SHOOTS

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As one of the world’s most renowned Chinese couture designers, Guo Pei creates show-stopping ensembles that blend majestic opulence with theatrical fantasy. The designer’s bejeweled gowns, headpieces, and sculptural shoes were recently styled and photographed by HOWL Collective, who created a series of shots in celebration of the fashion visionary.

Published by Rizzoli as a monograph, the HOWL team’s 122 fairytale shots (titled Guo Pei – Couture Beyond) provide insight into Pei’s incredible designs and their connection with ancient Chinese culture through series of images from themed settings depicting mythical narratives such as Legend of the Dragon and One Thousand and Two Nights.

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HOWL Collective announced, “The first major book on China’s leading couture visionary reveals the intricate craftsmanship and imperial glamour that has fashion publications worldwide declaring Guo Pei’s creations ‘the Empire’s new clothes.’”

More of HOWL Collective’s projects on their website and the Guo Pei – Couture Beyond photobook is now available on Amazon.

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Images courtesy of Guo Pei

Goddess of Wheat in Fashion 小麦女神时尚姿态

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Born of a Lebanese descent, Ziad Nakad is famous for his ability to reveal the feminine side of every woman.  This year for his Spring Summer collection, Ziad decided to celebrate the ‘Goddess of Wheat’ and ‘Mother of the Earth’ in his recent creation capturing the sacred offering where the Goddess gather fruits of the earth and offers them to humanity. This designer cleverly absorbs the colours of Mother Nature’s creation such as gold for wheat, blue for sky, green for earth etc. into the dresses paying tribute to the most iconic representation of the goddess Demeter. This is a collection designed specially for a strong woman, assumed, voluntary but also and especially generous, inspired by one of the most favourable deities to humans, as a symbol of accomplishment and peace.

黎巴嫩血统设计师 Ziad Nakad 以能展现每个女性温柔的一面而受到瞩目。今年,在他的春夏系列中,Ziad决定赞颂“小麦女神” 和 “大地之母”,最新创作中捕捉了女神采集大地果实并献给人类之姿。这位设计师巧妙地将大地之母创造的颜色:如小麦金、天空蓝、大地之绿等,融入到最具代表性的女神 Demeter的服装系列。这是一个专为坚强女性设计的服饰:掌握与奉献,但也特别慷慨,灵感来自于对人类最有利的神灵之一,成就与和平的象征。

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