Flower Power: Best floral designs on S/S 2018 catwalks and jewellery

Not every plant on our planet was blessed with the gift to blossom; the ones that do are unique and fragrant, colourful and enchanting, producing budding flowers that bring us joy. The incredible variety amazes us. For 250 years scientists have studied some 258,650 species that have been recorded; it's entirely possible that since the beginning of modern jewellery art, the number of precious interpretations of flowers created by fine jewellery houses is no less.

The perfect beauty of nature’s handiwork has attracted human attention since time immemorial, with people seeking to surrounded themselves with prodigious, stunning flowers, their images and their forms. Jewellery has emerged as a key way to perpetuate flowers’ fleeting beauty, and sometimes to surpass it. What lengths jewellers will go to in order to imitate nature! 

Piaget flower watch

Stenzhorn and Van Cleef&Arpels use their unique ‘invisible setting’ technique to emulate delicate petals, encrusting their curves; Dior employs bright varnish palettes to recreate any shade possible; Maison Tabbah and Caratell find gemstones in vibrant tones, echoing nature’s authentic motifs; Hemmerle and Aida Bergsen utilise traditional jewellery metals and more innovative ones to convey natural forms. It might be that the only thing jewellers haven’t learned is how to make their pieces emit a flowery fragrance!

Decorating a pieces with a floral theme is, in my opinion, timeless: a symbol of freshness, of spring, of revival – and one that is always relevant. At the 2018 Spring/Summer catwalk flower embellishments were a hot trend adopted by such brands as Saint Laurent, Burberry, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbanna. You ought to join them!

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