PARIS — The once-guarded realm of high jewelry demonstrated new verve, diversity and digital savvy during Paris Couture Week.
Technology muscled its way in: Cartier spotlighted necklaces with designs augmented by computers, while Buccellati, known for intricate, centuries-old chiseling methods, has employed a wide-eyed virtual influencer. Cultural diversity is making inroads — Asian houses Anna Hu and Mikimoto joined the official calendar of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
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“As long as [companies] are peopled by humans, there’s always that opportunity [for authenticity.] When that doesn’t happen, it’ll hurt your [brand],” he says. “We’re human beings. Human meaning flesh, being meaning spirit. As long as we have that, there is the opportunity for growth and elevation.” — Pharrell Williams, WWD Original.
The Paris men’s calendar just gained another heavy hitter: Celine will stage a show in January, mere months after creative director Hedi Slimane launched its men’s wear division during a coed show on Sept. 28. 📸: @thekateowen
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