Hermès presents its new High Jewellery collection Lignes Sensibles.
Designed by Creative Director of Hermès Jewellery Pierre Hardy, this collection represents the lines and forms that are at the origin of each piece. “The whole collection resembles a caress. The necklaces are as soft as arms around the neck.” Said Hardy.
These delicate yet bold pieces move with the body as though they were a second skin. The confident styles stands out as much for the beauty of the gemstones as it does for the way that the light is harnessed like a material in its own right.
Hardy explains: “I was inspired by objects that are used to listen to the body, such as the stethoscope, which allows you to hear sounds and vibrations that are otherwise imperceptible to the ear. I wanted to transcribe these interior areas, to sketch their design on the skin. I see these lines as radiating out from them. I like the idea that you can choose a different anatomy, reinvent an intimate sensory system, like a wave that is made visible and given form by jewellery.”
Free-spirited and contemporary collection allows the wearer to express themselves and wear jewellery in a contemporary manner.
A soft light emanates from the collection, its dominant rose gold embracing the nuances of skin tone. Gemstones and metals merge with the skin, the hand jewellery resembling gloves. “Above all, I am passionate about inventing new forms of flexibility that allow the hand to remain free and the fingers to bend. I have sought to create a system of veins, like a flow of water trickling through fingers. I would love jewellery to be alive.” Said Hardy.
One of the highlights of the collection is the Contre la peau necklace, created using a new material this piece is an endlessly shimmering web of diamonds, at once a scarf and rivière piece. This golden lattice sprinkled with diamonds resplendently demonstrates Hermès’ know-how in the field of meshing and the art of subtlety.
Softness shimmers in flowing lines, creating an impression of sparkling skin. Giving form to the invisible, a discreet dream is brought to life by emotion.