Louis vuitton hosted the launch of its Blossom High Jewellery collection in the grounds of the lavish Château de la Messardière in St Tropez coupled with an elegant alfresco brunch session overlooking the blue-green shade of the Southern Ocean. A blooming centerpiece of seven spectacular necklaces, including approximately 60 new rings, bracelets and sets of earrings, was displayed in coral-decorated showcases for the official inauguration.
The Blossom High Jewellery collection, based on the Maison’s Monogram Flower motif, which was designed by Georges Vuitton in the late 19th century, does not shy away from its roots, but instead embraces its simplicity. The blossoming flower bud in various stages of growth has been dissected and repeated across the collection to enhance the one constant at the heart of every design: its gemstone.
The brand’s iconic Monogram Flower is reinterpreted through its shape, breaking the elements and layering them in new and fascinating ways. While the motif is also a priority in each piece, the stones have been collected over a period of seven years, some of which include a flamboyant bright 7.13ct mandarin garnet, a 53.01ct black opal with kaleidoscopic qualities, and a 29.75ct tsavorite, which has a rarely seen bright green colour and which originates from a mine recently discovered in Merelani, Tanzania. The precious and ornamental gemstones have been chosen with great precision, attention to detail and care to produce the high-quality items in this collection.
Read more about Louis Vuitton's latest Blossom High Jewellery collection in Indonesia Tatler September 2016 edition.
(Text by Maina A. Harjani)