Dark Elegance: Take-2


 (Above) Wang SS13


There are some designers who are bold with their signature style lines. There are some who are also innately gifted artists, poetic in their design aesthetic, or have the eye of capturing distinct precision and execution all within a seam. And, when all of these elements come together (in fashion) they tend to either result in a beautiful masterpiece, unparallelled chaos, or a worthy and workable template of inspiration.

Haizhen Wang and Bernard Delettrez are two diverse designers that inspired me. Both possess an eye for detail and a specific showcase of style.

Of course, you may identify Delettrez from the name alone before glancing at his actual jewellery. His esteemed work has been sold in specialty stores from Lebanon to London. His daughter, Delfina also carries the designing trait, but one that dates back to a family of fashion history, Fendi. Quite the triple threat and gift of fashion, jewellery, and luxury. Delettrez was also one of the first designers to work with rock crystalwhich made him stand out, especially as a designer in the mid-eighties!

I love how Delettrez manages to marry precious stones with a gothic sensibilitythe outcome is appealing. In his work, you will find the pieces hauntingly opulent.There are white coral skull rings dressed in diamonds, claw cuffs made in the likeness of skeletal impressions, and necklaces that would garner more of an introduction than saying, "statement" piece.

Wang, a Central Saint Martins graduate and 2012 Fashion Fringe winner presented a cutting edge collection that displayed avant-garde in a structured, elegant, and daring way. Layering was effective throughout the line. Graphic prints and three-dimensional silhouettes were softened by Wang's draping and tailoring abilities, which made the garments all the more alluring.

Wang and Delettrez both decided to make important career changes in 2010. Wang took a giant leap by launching his own label and expanding to open a workshop/boutique. Delettrez had already worked with emeralds and designed for H.Stern in the past, and by 2010 he eventually decided to strictly put his attention toward working on his own jewellery designs.

I've chosen these two designers, one an emerging talent, and the other who has been designing for over thirty years to show you how remarkable they both are ... beyond contempo! You can view more of their works below.
Lucky Magazine Contributor blogger
  
(Above) Delettrez: Yellow, cabochon, & green sapphire ring, heart & diamonds ring, skull & chain necklace, claw cuff. Haizhen Wang Press Fashion Fringe
Haizhen Wang London Fashion
 
 (Above) Silver articulated crocodile ring
 Images: Haizhen Wang (Source), Bernard Delettrez (Source)



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48 comments

  1. There is so much talent here!  The talon bracelet, the first black and white look and the alligator ring.

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  2. This is more than wonderful!
    A all talent packed post!

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  3. love the black and white look!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  4. THE-LOUDMOUTH18 December, 2012

    These pieces are so funky and unique and a little creepy.  Love it!

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  5. francesca romana capizzi18 December, 2012

    Delfina's creation are amazing, I always wanted to own a piece!
    Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerFacebookBloglovin'

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  6. omg, these collections are so elegant, the link necklace with gold wings is so dope!!!
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. This seems like an incredibly creative and forward thinking brand, I've never seen jewellery pieces like this before, fantastic and unique, loved the last two outfits.

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  8. This is very cool. It is good to see some unique different jewellery out there.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  9. Such wonderful designs  with both clothes and jewellery. The looks are incredible I love how structure has been fused with edgy minimalism whilst still managing to uphold a sense of femininity. A great post my dear, thank you ever so much for sharing :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  10. Fabulous dresses and jewellery!

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  11. Oo I love that claw bracelet. It's fabulous.

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  12. I love how fierce these pieces are - that claw bracelet is my personal favorite!!  :)

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  13. That skeleton hand is such a cool idea for a cuff! Very neat :) 

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  14. Amazing post, darling!
    Love that claw cuff!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Sent your sister's info. along to the PR company handling the giveaway :)

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  15. SACRAMENTO Amate18 December, 2012

    Love it.
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  16. Delettrez has some of the most unique jewelry out there.  Ahh I'd love a piece or two from Delfina's line some day!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  17.  Thanks love!
    Appreciate it! She will love it! xo

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  18. Me too! It's one of my favourites! xx

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  19. Thank you. Yes, I agree, it's quite a unique aesthetic. 

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  20. Thanks for reading Adeola! :)

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  21. Thanks Sam! So happy to introduce you to these great designers.  xx/Madison

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  22.  Thanks so much dear. Yes, I loved the minimalistic showcase of Haizhen's collection. Thanks for reading. :)/Madison

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  23.  It's my favourite as well. xx Enjoy your week.

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  24. oh wow! these are awesome madison! i wouldn't mind having that claw cuff! hahaha fabulous statement pieces indeed.
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  25. That ring is so cool - I love quirky pieces like that

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  26. Maria bastida Guinea18 December, 2012

    Love all the jewelry from this post! soo cool! ;)

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  27. His pieces are so unique and artistic!
    XO
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  28. There is so much talent in these designs, the bamboo claw bracelet is my favorite.

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  29. i love these strong angular pieces - so bold!

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  30. Haha. Glad that you liked them too Kim! xx  :)

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  31. A Brit Greek19 December, 2012

    I love seeing something a little different every now and again and the jewellery pieces do just that and look stunning (maybe it's the inner goth speaking to me).
    x.o.x.o

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  32. Stunning looks & pieces. I'm absolutely loving the black, white, gray, and red outfits!

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  33. That claw cuff is SO amazing!

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  34. That claw cuff is SO amazing!

    www.zarnasrunway.com

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  35. Thanks Zarna! It's my favourite piece as well. Happy holidays! :)

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  36. I love that black and white dress, so amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  37. Oh to Be a Muse19 December, 2012

    Oh yeah, the jewelry is fantastic and I love the asymmetry of the clothing too.

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  38. That clawed bracelet is so macrabe!

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  39. love that black and white dress 
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  40. Amazing and unique pieces! I love the necklace! kisses chris

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  41. the claw cuff is incredible. 
    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  42. Rowena Rolala Loves21 December, 2012

    Thanks for introducing the work of these talented designers to us.  They both have such bold yet unique design aesthetics.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  43. Love love it!! All of this is wonderful, I would wear it all!! xx

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  44. I agree, thanks for your comment Rowena. xx

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