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
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!