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A prestigious gift for the Chinese Year of Snake – Jewelry and Luxury

2013 is the year of Snake for the Chinese people. Several luxury brands have launched new products for the theme of Snake Year.

The snake necklace from Tiffany & Co. is designed by Elsa Peretti that is made of 18K gold. This is a handmade necklace designed by experienced artisans to show the extremely elegance of the snake style.

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Luminor Sealand is the fifth serial designed for the Chinese Zodiac by Panerai since 2009. The inspiration of the Luminor Sealand is derived from the traditional Chinese art Paper-cut. The pattern on the surface of the cover is engraved with hundreds hours of artisan labor. The watch is a limited edition available in only 100 pieces.

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The “Cabinet de Curiosités” from Boucheron demonstrates a fabulous yet wacky huge snake that coils around fingers or wrists. The snake’s tongue is extendable for formal occasion.

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Piaget launched Altiplano 38mm enamel painted watch to celebrate the Chinese Year of Snake as well. The shell is made of rose gold inlayed with diamonds all around it. The thickness of the watch is only 2.1mm but has the power of 40 hours energy.

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Jessica Zuretti

Mohekann, chic and ethnic bags

Mohekann it is graphic inspirations, geometric forms, and a mix between Art Deco and amerindian culture that gives the brand a look chic and ethnic in the same time.

Louise Prat, the creator is parisian. “In 2011, she wor the only ones the keep the same bag from morning to evening, without taking care about the place or the circumstances. She imagines for her friends a bag with removable chain. She creates bags that are recognizable so evry woman that wears it can state her personality.

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Her compositions plays with designs and contrasts by color association that catch the eyes and pleasant to toouch materials.

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Exhibition Margiela, the Hermès years at Arts Déco in Paris

The Museum of Arts Décoratifs hosts the exhibition “Margiela, the Hermès years” conceived and presented in 2017 by the MoMu (Antwerp Fashion Museum) in collaboration with Martin Margiela. This unprecedented project highlights the surprising and fruitful collaboration between Hermès and the Belgian designer from 1997 to 2003.

Between innovative deconstruction and timeless luxury, 98 silhouettes accessorized, dialogue between them to apprehend and to show the approach so special Martin Margiela. These two worlds specific to the fashion designer, thus constitute the starting point of the exhibition “Margiela, the Hermès years”. He is the Daft Punk of fashion: we do not know his face or his voice, the Belgian designer has made the disappearance of his trademark.

Born in 1957, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Martin Margiela is certainly one of those, with Rei Kawabuko from Comme des Garçons for example, who have redesigned – and mistreated – contemporary fashion.

Conceptual, subversive, Margiela totally questioned the fashion system at the end of the 80s. Whereas the time had begun to wallow without shame in the super-capitalistic era of supermodels, the money was starting to arrive at Floods in fashion, transforming the sector forever, Margiela, who is then assistant at Jean-Paul Gaultier, creates a radical, subversive mark, at the antipodes of his time. It is called Maison Martin Margiela and was born in 1988.

Highly conceptual, it immediately sets out some principles that will become cult: white becomes the “color” house, the labels are replaced by four stitches apparent in the back, the models that parade will be “real women” of 25 at age 65, cast in the street.

 

 

 

 

Estelle Varillon