Louis Vuitton debuts stunning new Spirit High Jewellery collection
DESIGNED by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the latest high jewellery collection for the French Maison explores mythological influences looking toward fantastical creatures as a means of representation for the modern customer.
Separated into five different “universes:” liberty, grace, fantasy, destiny and radiance, the collection infuses allegorical sensibilities Amfitheatrof hopes will resonate with the Louis Vuitton woman: “Like a phoenix rising from the ashes to take flight, or a dragon breathing protective fire, the Louis Vuitton woman exudes amazing strength, energy and optimism…It is that very femininity…that I wanted to embody in Spirit.” With 125 pieces, the collection stands as the Masion’s largest high jewellery collection to date.
Over an impressive range of designs, triangular motifs and Vuitton Vs are repeated, referencing the shape of an arrow. Adding a further element of historical folklore, the triangular shapes nod to the earliest graphic symbol created by humans, which remains referential of pushing us forward.
The cohesive range of influences are materialised with a stunning range of jewels, including a 65 karat Tsavorite which took over three years to source, sapphires from Sri Lanka, emeralds from Colombia, and rubies from Mozambique. This, combined with a staggering 40,000 hours of intricate work by the Parisian ateliers, culminates in a truly awe-inspiring collection.