The ubiquitous matelassé motif makes its mark in the new Coco Crush collection from Chanel. The French maison‘s fine jewellery métier is now exploring the curves and layers of the quilted pattern in the form of slim, stackable rings and an ear cuff.
Chanel’s love for the matelassé began when Gabrielle Chanel first discovered the motif in the equestrian world, as the materials were used to create saddle cloths and horse blankets. It quickly became her muse, and the inspiration for her couture collections of the 1920s, along with the beige cushions of her home in Rue Cambon. In 1955, the quilted leather birthed the iconic bags, sealing its status as an enduring emblem of the house. The gadroons — or rounded contours — of the pattern echoes in the jewellery, that combines alternating incisions to mimic the zig-zag lines.
The Coco Crush Mini feature tinier, thinner versions of Coco Crush with subtle imprints of the pattern. Wear these on their own for a dainty, minimal look, or stack them to mix and match finishes, and accents. The quilted motif rings are set in 18k beige gold, white gold and yellow gold — all of which also come studded with diamonds. Also in the range is the ear cuff, that does not feature any ear clasp, yet cleverly sits at the top of the ears, whether pierced or not. This is set in 18K white gold, beige gold, and diamonds.
The story was originally posted on Prestige Online Singapore.