We always like to keep an eye on jewellery-themed catwalk collaborations here at Because, so imagine our delight that Paris Fashion Week A/W12 has yielded up not one but two such high profile ventures.
First up came the launch of 'Hussein Chalayan for Palladium Visions', a venture which saw the cerebral British designer work with the International Palladium Board to create two gowns featuring palladium pieces.
That this came hot on the heels of the IPB's involvement with the Rock Vault - London Fashion Week's jewellery showcase which included palladium pieces created by Saint Martins Jewellery students - underpins a drive designed to promote palladium as a fashion forward precious metal to rival the trad trio of gold, silver and platinum.
Our other favourite get together was the love-in between Delfina Delettrez and Kenzo. The Italian jeweller's first foray into ready-to-wear catwalk jewellery resulted in a cute-as-pie collection of resin-covered walnut and fruit jewellery that (almost) had us looking forward to autumn!