Smock, grosgrain and pli plat (flat pleats) are familiar design techniques in the world of couture. But these motifs have now been given a glittering new spin in Dior’s latest Soie Dior haute joaillerie collection, which marries fashion with sparkling jewels.
Inspired by the fluid, graceful movements of silken ribbons and evening gowns, the range features an assortment of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces festooned with diamonds and vivid precious stones, such as sapphires, emeralds and rubies. Take, for instance, an opulent bracelet set in 18k yellow, white and pink gold, and bedecked with white, yellow and orange diamonds, is crafted with folds reminiscent of smocking, an embroidery technique.
Also noteworthy is an eye-catching pair of 18k white gold earrings with delicate curves studded with diamonds, pink sapphires and rubies, which is inspired by fronce — the gathering of fabric. A flamboyant yellow gold ring inspired by pleats is fashioned in a crinkled shape and mounted with white and yellow diamonds, pink sapphire and emeralds, while an 18k white and yellow gold necklace, titled Dénoué, is a stunning work of art with its diamond-encrusted chain that drapes gracefully in emeralds and a rich blue sapphire.
Bold and beautiful, Soie Dior is an exquisite blend of jewellery and couture.