GEM DIOR

GEM DIOR

我是一個別致的八角形小盒子。 我亦擁有一枚呈不對稱造型的手鐲,鑲嵌其中的寶石綻放出層次豐富的色彩。 我同時是一套配色和諧的珠寶。
最後一個提示:我是大自然 (Nature) 和高訂時裝 (Couture) 的當代化身,象徵著 Dior 先生兩個鍾愛的設計元素。
我是誰?

Gem Dior…… 由 Dior Joaillerie 珠寶系列藝術總監 Victoire de Castellane 設計的 原創系列,薈萃七枚腕錶及十一款珠寶。

GemDior與兩年前推出的高級珠寶系列同名。英語「Gem」(寶石) 與法語「J’aime」 (我喜愛) 同音。Victoire de Castellane 解釋道:「我構思的這一系列珠寶及腕錶造型 抽象,洋溢現代格調,我會將之形容為『有機抽象』風格,透過細心考量的設計顛覆既 定的桎梏,為工匠帶來一次真正的技術考驗。」

在這創作精神主導下,造型獨特的腕錶錶殼呈現出礦石的天然形態,猶如一片碧璽原晶。 Victoire de Castellane 構思的錶帶,造型呼應 Dior 先生籌備高訂時裝展時,將布料 樣品釘在紙張上的手法。

融會大自然和高訂時裝的 Gem Dior 是一闋美學風格的宣言,兼具創意巧思與獨特個 性,設計充滿意想不到的驚喜;當中以黃金鑲嵌寶石的腕錶尤其富代表性。其八角形錶 殼邊緣採鏤空設計,孔雀石錶盤以綠松石及美鑽圍攏。

呈不規則造型的無扣錶帶以裝飾寶石 (孔雀石、青金石、紅玉髓、粉紅色蛋白石及虎眼 石) 疊層鑲嵌而成,綻放層層遞進的鮮明色彩。

全鉸接設計令這款珠寶腕錶可作開口手鐲配戴,為纖纖素手妝點獨特創意,優雅而饒富 個性。Gem Dior 另有六個版本 (包括精鋼配襯黑色珍珠貝母;全鋪鑲鑽石玫瑰金;及 金、鋼襯青金石等款式),每枚均附有一條可替換的黑色皮革錶帶。

Gem Dior 別出心裁的幾何設計同樣在珠寶作品上大放異彩。當中的主打款式包括黃金 戒指及手鐲,刻意設計成不規則狀的鍊節鑲嵌寶石和美鑽,如波浪般完美綻放出起伏有 致的藍綠色調。

系列另有色彩較素淨的戒指、手鐲及耳環,以黃金、玫瑰金及白金鑄造,飾以全鋪鑲或 半鋪鑲鑽石,璀璨的炫彩與精巧的金工構成細緻的對比,彰顯 Gem Dior 獨特的設計, 教人愛不釋手……

 

GEM DIOR

My first clue is a quirky case in an irregular octagonal shape.
My second is an asymmetrical bracelet in a variety of colors, in stratified layers of gemstones. My third is an ensemble of color-coordinated jewels.
And, lastly, I’m the contemporary symbiosis of Nature and Couture that Monsieur Dior so loved. Who am I?

Gem Dior… An original collection of seven watches and eleven pieces of jewellery designed by Victoire de Castellane, Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie.

Gem Dior takes its name from the eponymous high jewellery collection launched two years ago. “Gem” is a euphonious nod to ‘J’aime’ (French for ‘I love’). “I designed a collection of watches and jewellery that’s not figurative,” explains Victoire de Castellane. “The spirit of this collection is modern, it’s a style that I would describe as abstract-organic, an organized disruption that turned out to be a true technical challenge for our ateliers.”

In that spirit, the watch’s unique case was designed after the natural formations of minerals, in this case slices of rough tourmaline. Meanwhile, for the bracelet, Victoire de Castellane drew inspiration from Monsieur Dior’s way of pinning fabric swatches from his haute couture shows onto sheets of paper.

From this union of Nature and Couture was born Gem Dior, a statement as creative as it is singular, with a design that never fails to surprise. A case in point is the collection’s emblematic piece in yellow gold and gemstones. Its octagonal case with cut-out sides is set with turquoise and diamonds around a malachite dial.

The asymmetrical and clasp-less bracelet is made of strata of ornamental gems (malachite, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pink opal, tiger’s eye) forming an intense commotion of hues.

Fully articulated, this timekeeping jewel is designed to be worn as an open cuff, creating a unique look for the wrist. Elegant, with a strong temperament. Gem Dior is available in six other versions (in steel and black mother-of-pearl, in pink gold with full diamond pavé, in gold and steel and lapis lazuli, etc.), each presented with an interchangeable black leather strap.

The atypical geometry of Gem Dior’s design carries over to an irresistible range of jewellery. The star styles are a yellow gold ring and bracelet with perfectly, deliberately misaligned links in gemstones and diamonds to create an undulating impression of blues and greens.

In a more monochrome register, the jewellery collection is completed by rings, bangles and earrings in yellow, pink and white gold, fully or semi-paved with diamonds. The play of contrast on the refined metalwork brings out the distinctive design of Gem Dior. And just begs to be touched…