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Faberge catwalk renaissance

Faberge catwalk renaissance

Exquisite embroidery. Faberge catwalk renaissance

Faberge catwalk renaissance
In fact, it’s not the first time that designers use the samples of d’art objets and jewels created for the Russian Imperial Court. And more specifically, the main inspiration for them – incredible Easter eggs that Tsar Nicholas II commissioned each year to give to his Empress Alexandra. For example, Faberge-inspired embroidery at Balmain to egg-handbags at Salvatore Ferragamo. Also, Mary Katrantzou’s past collections depict their symbolism in reproducing the luxurious masterpieces in her highly ornate digital prints. Or a series of illustrations by artist Tania Ling, Faberge is the jeweller du jour for Autumn/Winter 2012.
Meanwhile, Les Favorites de Faberge – a collection of fine lustrous egg charms – capture autumn’s romantic and opulent mood. The collection boasts a dazzling choice of materials, techniques and styles. In particular, carved hardstones and minerals, rock crystal, chrysoprase, snowflake obsidian, lavender jade, jadeite, pink opal, rutilated quartz, jasper and turquoise. The rich mineral resources of the Ural Mountains, with their fables and legends add charm and exclisivity to the exquisite jewels and legendary designs of Faberge.

Les Favorites de Faberge

High heeled boot Les Favorites de Faberge

Les Favorites de Faberge, a collection of fine lustrous egg charms crafted from an array of precious stones, metals or sorbet colored enamel, capture autumn’s romantic and opulent mood. Les Favorites de Faberge are available at Faberge international boutiques in New York, London and Geneva. Additionally, Faberge collections are available at Harrods in Knightsbridge, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and via the Faberge online boutique at which delivers to 29 countries worldwide.

By the way, it was a Faberge moonstone egg bought by Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor that captured the imagination of Olivier Rousteing for autumn/winter 2012. For his second collection for Balmain, the designer created boxy leather jackets and couture ‘sweatshirts’ topped with matelasse-inspired embroideries dense with pearl, crystal and gold beading and a powder pink tuxedo suit topped with delicate pearl and crystal quilting. Faberge-inspired motifs also appear on devoré velvet pants and tops or long, languid skirts. Meanwhile at Salvatore Ferragamo, Massimiliano Giornetti created petite minaudieres rich with gilt embroideries echoing the decoration of the famed eggs.

Faberge catwalk renaissance

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