#JewelleryBox – Hermès Haute Jewellery 2022
July 26, 2022
Pierre Hardy is a French fashion designer who since 1999 run an eponymous brand of shoes and bags. And since 2001, Hermès appointed the multitalented Pierre Hardy as its creative director for fine Jewellery. This year, Hermès Haute jewellery collection 2022 caught our attention in particular.
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Hermès Haute Jewellery ‘Les Jeux de l’ombre
Designer Pierre Hardy got the idea for this jewellery collection as most brilliant ideas are born; pure coincidence. In the words of the artist himself, “It came from something I experienced when visiting a gem-cutter, who showed me diamonds and tourmalines. When I shined my phone’s flashlight on them, the light cast shapes around each of them. I have simply highlighted the shadow projected by the stone.” Hardy added, “I worked almost like a geologist, as close to the mineral as possible. Projecting light onto a rough stone is a revelation, a wondrous experience. “
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The 53 designs in the Hermès Haute Jewellery collection 2022 transform the shadow into something concrete and a tangible part of the piece. Pierre Hardy is a designer who seeks his inspiration in the art world, and these designs remind us of the shadow play of German expressionism.
In addition, the campaign photos taken by Russian fashion photographer Elisaveta Porodina are like paintings and remind us of the work of Man Ray, whose cubism used the dynamics of light and shadow as well.
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There are so many great artistic references in this Hermès jewellery collection, that the titanium-mounted blue sapphire and diamond necklace goes way beyond just another sparkly necklace. Or the huge cocktail ring with jade shade, which is a sculpture for the fingers. The collection consists of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings featuring the iconic Hermès chain, shapes and knots in materials such as; rough, uncut stones of yellow diamonds, brown diamonds, spessartite garnets, tsavorite garnets and tourmalines.