My Dior, the new collection from Dior Joaillerie, reinterprets one of the code of the House : the “cannage” design.
Dior’s link work is a particular form of weaving. In addition to the two traditional warp and weft yarns, come two cross wires to complete the pattern. Garnishing his couture salons with Napoleon III, Christian Dior is diverting it in its collections. From the perfume bottle «L’eau Fraîche» to the purse «Lady Dior», not to mention lipstick tubes and the paving of his shop, link work has become an inseparable part of the brand over time.
The pattern is redesigned for the collection «My Dior» by the designer Victoire de Castellane. Finely woven gold, the mesh caning of the jewelry is perforated to let the light going through, and the pattern is chiseled. A «graphic» collection made of rings, bracelets and cuffs, having each two versions: a simple one and another one crimped with coloured gemstones. Delicate designs, now available in golden yellow, pink and white.
Victoire de Castellane launched the Dior Haute-joaillerie department in 1988. Ambitious, her creations stand out for their excessivness. Colors are bright, jewelry are big and eccentric. A trademark we can find in the last collections «Le Bal des Roses» or «Précieuses», inspired by the rose and the nature.
The haute-couture House Christian Dior opened its first boutique 30, avenue Montaigne in 1947. The avant-gardiste vision of Dior gives then birth to New Look style, which redefines shapes and volumes. Waist is slim, bustine is high and skirts are flared. The following collections will be just as creative, under the directon of the young Yves Saint-Laurent or frivolous John Galliano.
Julie Carpentier, June 2012
Translation : Gautier Lavaud
Photos credit : Dior Joaillerie