The Tie & Dior collection is a delightful collection of colours.
An expansion from the previously released Gem Dior and Dior et Moi lines, Dior’s latest high jewellery collection, Tie & Dior, is a continued exploration of abstract forms and delightful hues.
At a time when a spark of magic in the world is needed more than ever, Victoire de Castellane, artistic director of Dior jewellery, lends her kaleidoscopic vision for Tie & Dior, a collection that guides us into a dreamlike world filled with rainbow colours and fantastical lustre.
From necklaces to bracelets, double rings to asymmetrical earrings, Dior’s new Tie & Dior high jewellery creations take inspiration from the artisanal tie-dye technique (which is, of course, one of the top trends of the moment), recently spotted on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s womenswear creations for the house.
Exceptional stones in different sizes and cuts — from round to oval, pear and marquise — were paired together in unexpected compositions that exhibit remarkable movements and rhythms. These gems, found in enchanting rainbow colours, are gathered in boundary-breaking, audacious arrangements. Then, they’re punctuated by dazzling white diamonds to simulate the tie-dye pattern. Others, meanwhile, are carefully arranged in gradations of colours, artfully imitating subtle trails of ink on blotting paper.
Apart from the generous use of coloured stones, the collection also marks the artistic director’s first full embrace of pearls in her two-decade tenure. Spotted in candy pinks to pistachio greens and golden yellows, these lustrous margarite gems are set off-centre on a number of pieces, enhancing the intensity of rubies, sapphires, emeralds and grey spinels with their natural, silky lustre.
While kaleidoscopic colours dominate the collection, there are also an array of classic styles that are equally mesmerising. One of the particularly refined examples is a set of earrings, bracelet and necklace, each starring a golden cultured pearl that shimmers atop a cluster of diamonds — in turn set on 18k yellow gold. Another sophisticated set in white gold features a precious ruby that gleams majestically amid pure diamonds, brilliantly disrupted by a white cultured pearl, casually placed like a cherry on top.
From its boundless creativity to exceptional savoir-faire, the Tie & Dior collection is a refreshing addition to the world of haute joaillerie.
Learn more about these jewels by watching the video below, where the designer shares her inspirations and aspirations of these whimsical creations.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.