At long last, fashion designer Giorgio Armani is adding jewellery — a sensible accompaniment to the prêt-à-porter collection — to the Armani portfolio.
Like Giorgio Armani’s clothes, this new collection of high jewellery is based on his unfettered elegant aesthetic using only the highest quality materials. The result? Simple and modern accessories that are luxurious and timeless.
“High jewellery, made with precious stones according to a meticulous artisan process, is a natural evolution of my love for precious accessories,” says Giorgio Armani. “I find the idea of jewellery as something destined to last over time, and the way in which it can represent a woman by revealing something about her, truly fascinating.”
There are three themes in this debut collection. The first is Borgonuovo, where the distinctive logo of Giorgio Armani takes centrestage and accentuated by pavé diamonds or semi-precious stones in delicate pastel shades, with delicate fringes in white gold.
The next series is known as Sì. This collection is inspired by the label’s female olfactory symbol. Think earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces reimagined into the shape of a petal, and embellished with sparkling clear and black diamonds that catches the light however way you move. The monochromatic theme lets you slip from day to night effortlessly.
Finally, the Firmamento is a nod to a recurring reference in Giorgio Armani’s fashion collection — the iridescent stars set against the night sky. Imagine the stars and crescent moons transformed onto rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces with delicate fringe adornments. The result is a stunning collection of elegant pieces that will surely make heads turn.
“The High Jewellery Collection is an element that adds to the aesthetic of the Giorgio Armani world,” Armani continues. “It is a further, elevated representation of my style, faithful to the principles of linearity, elegance and discretion that are crucial for me. I fully believe that you can add a touch of sparkle, in a measured manner.”
The Giorgio Armani High Jewellery Collection is available from November in Giorgio Armani boutiques in major cities such as Hong Kong and Tokyo Ginza.