Chanel Camélia Brodé Collection
Chanel's jewellery draws on the style of Gabrielle Chanel
herself who was very fond of camelias and bows. Seen in her couture
designs as well as the clothes she wore, these two motifs are a
corner stone of the Chanel lore. Perhaps it was the minimalist
beauty of the monochromatic camelia that attracted Gabrielle who
shunned the gaudy and frills and flounces in favour of the
restrained and understated.
The bow almost certainly harks back to her childhood days in an
orphanage brought up by nuns. A sober bow was the only decoration
permitted to the young Gabrielle and it is seen throughout her
collections and a staple of her wardrobe.
Chanel has taken these motifs and brought them together in a
collection of jewels in white gold that combines diamonds with the
rich lustre of white pearls. The gold forms sit as lightly on the
skin as embroidery and the diamonds sparkle like freshly fallen
snow against the pristine white of the pearls. This extremely
feminine collection is a very sophisticated way to wear Coco's
favourites: the camelia, the bow, diamonds and pearls.