Louis Vuitton presents the new collection of high jewelry, Régalia, which marks the debut of Francesca Amfitheatrof ♦ ︎
It was a surprise to many the release of Francesca Amfitheatrof from Tiffany and the subsequent landing at Louis Vuitton, in April. And, still, many they were curious to observe the first steps of the new creative director for jewelry. Here they are satisfied, even if the new collection of fine jewelry, Conquêtes – Régalia, is likely to be the result at least in part of the previous work, since jewels of that type are made in long weeks of work, preceded by an equally long selection of stones.
Régalia is, therefore, a new chapter in the Conquêtes collection, and is inspired by the signs of kings and emperors, that is to say, to the heraldry (the codes of the coats of arms) and the study of the honors, orders and decorations. That said it looks like something a little dusty. But it’s just an inspiration. In reality it is the classic collection of high-end jewelry typical of Vuitton, where the emblem refers to the Maison, the letter V that repeats itself in the form of gold covered with diamonds and becomes the design around which the jewel rotates, or the four lobes of the flower of the Vuitton logo, always mentioned, but without the brand overwhelming the balance of the jewel.
The collection is quite large: Régalia consists of seven sets and around 60 pieces. A falls of diamonds, of course, but also an accurate research of the colored stones, around which the different pieces are composed. Large emeralds, but also red spinels, mint green tourmalines, large yellow sapphires, tsavorite. They are the same stones to be an emblem, of luxury and wealth. Giulia Netrese