Multi-brand and multi-level retail boutique Dover Street Market is the brainchild of Japanese fashion guru and Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, and is famed for known for its masterfully curated fashionable collaborations. The most recent one is a capsule collection of fine jewellery with above-ground diamonds market leader, Diamond Foundry.
“We are pleased to be able to collaborate with Diamond Foundry whose technical innovation brings something truly unique and special to the jewellery business and to Dover Street Market. Working together with six very talented designers, with whom we have worked with at DSM for many years,” said Dickon Bowden, Vice President, Dover Street Market International.
Diamond Foundry has won over international celebrities such as Anabela Chan and Jennifer Fisher with their lab-grown diamonds that follow a completely carbon-neutral manufacturing process. With no human or environmental cost, this exclusive collection uses these diamonds for distinctive-in-style and original creations that are sure to attract sustainability-conscious, design-oriented millennials.
The avant-garde collection is designed by six contemporary fine jewellery designers including Ana Khouri, known for her art-inspired signature earpieces and Delfina Delettrez who gives her jewels a futuristic look using classic techniques. HUM or Human Craft Movement, Japan’s boutique jewellery house — regarded for its whimsical, handcrafted pieces — also feature in the collection. Adding a punk punch to the range are multi-creative Michèle Lamy and Larry Rodkin of Hunrod, London-based Parisian jeweller Raphaele Canot, and Copenhagen-based Sophie Bille Brahe who specialises in pearls given a contemporary twist.
“The inspiration behind the DFxDSM collaboration was our mutual passion for innovation and creativity. We wanted to create a collaboration that was inspired by our unique and special diamond cuts enhanced by each designer’s expert craftsmanship, to push the boundaries of design,” said Mona Sadat Akhavi, Vice President Marketing, Diamond Foundry.
The diamonds grown in the San Francisco-based company’s labs clock in at up to 2.5 carats for this extensive collection. These jewellery-quality roughs were given several unique cuts before handing them over to the jewellers for their inventive creations. For the launch, the edgy, warehouse-style fashion mart enlisted photographer Katerina Jebb to shoot the creative campaign showcasing the modern jewellery pieces.
Explore the diverse style spectrum at Dover Street Market Singapore alongside this collaborative collection this August.