A Silver Streak
Leisa Barnett // www.vogue.co.uk // 24 November 2008//, 11:42AM
DIESEL is adding its unique brand of fashion horsepower to silver jewellery - the label's creative director, William Das, teamed up with master craftsman Ugo Cacciatori to create a holiday line that Diesel boss Renzo Rosso is heralding as a "very important" development for the brand.
"Accessories are becoming a more and more important key item in the modern consumer's wardrobe," Rosso says, speaking exclusively to VOGUE.COM. "As Diesel has always been a reference point for unique treatments and details in denim it is amazing to see how Ugo's designs fully reflect the same values, giving us the opportunity to translate all of this into jewellery."
So what exactly can Diesel devotees expect to be adorning themselves with for the festive season?
"The Silver Jewellery Holiday 2008 collection features Ugo Cacciatori's construction of shapes combined with a wide comprehension of textures and oxidations," Rosso explains. "Each piece is hand carved in sterling silver, the details covered in gold and individually engraved with traditional manual techniques. The collection ironically leads to a "sci-fi casualty", giving life to unexpected encrusted organic entities, chains and earrings, massive buckles and tiny escapularios charms - all with a future vintage, sophisticated feeling."
earrings Cacciatori & Rosso