The charming Elie Top presented his jewelry collections at i-D Concept Stores in Golden Hall.
With an impressive window display designed by him, inspired by Athens and his latest La Dame du Lac collection, Elie Top, the favorite jewellery designer of: Alber Elbaz, Catherine Deneuve, Ines de la Fressange, Kristin Scott Thomas, Farida Khelfa, Marisa Berenson, Naomi Cambell, Eva Herzigova, etc., presented his collections on December 7 at the i-D Concept Stores store in Golden Hall.
The French designer began his career designing jewelery and accessories along with the legendary Loulou de la Falaise for Yves Saint Laurent, then with Alber Elbaz was designing Lanvin’s unique jewelery and since 2015 he has created his own jewelery brand.
His inspiration: industrial design, engineering, Art Deco aesthetics, gothic and baroque decoration. Galaxies and stars, a universe full of mystery but with enormous charm. A journey through the centuries, from the glamorous churches of childhood to the Star Wars galaxies … “Futuristic Medieval: playful, mechanical, mysterious & surprising” he describes his style! Mixing gold with “distresses” silver is the basis for everything. A contrast, with gold standing out with a sculptural aesthetic on silver. Precious and uncut stones, without limitations, complete the story.
The guests, friends of the designer, customers of i-D Concept Stores, journalists and fashion designers had the opportunity to admire his stunning creations and enjoy the wonderful rosé Whispering Angel wine.
Along with his latest collection La Dame du Lac he presented a mix from all of his collections:
Mécaniques Celestes & Etoile Mystérieuse: Mysticistic plans, mathematical exaggeration, complex architecture. Unique pieces that combine the world of dream, technology and precious materials. Each creation an entire galaxy that can remain open or closed, like a woman and her secrets!
Sirius: A sparkling version of Mécaniques Celestes reveals its precious treasure with just one click: In the simplicity of the spherical casing there is a classic daisy pattern with diamonds that resembles engagement rings. Symbolic sensitivity of the past, uniting the lines of tomorrow for a jewel of today.
La Dame du Lac: Inspired by the Lady of the Lake, the witch that gave Excalibur to King Arthur. Through the endless deep waters of the lake, Dame du Lac shares with women jewels that resemble swords, shields and daggers. An armor of gold, silver, opals, pearls and diamonds. A perfect combination of strength, protection and tenderness! Magic and stunning, a gothic fairy tale so modern though!
Elie Top’s jewelry is available at i-D Concept Stores and online at: www.idconceptstores.com.