Bvlgari glamour took to the catwalk for Ashi Studio’s Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer ‘19 show. The Roman jeweler and Lebanese fashion brand joined forces for the first time, in a unique collaboration of dramatic designs, impeccable craftsmanship and brazen femininity. Sculptural couture dresses were paired with vividly colored jewels, while bold volumes communicated an unconventional spirit — one that was inspiring, exuberant and powerful.
Called Letters from Margaret, Ashi Studio’s SS19 collection is a throwback to the demure 50s, enlivened with impactful elements of 90s style — like ultra voluminous silhouettes balanced with airy feminine touches. An iconic decade in Bvlgari’s history, the 50s were the first time the Roman maison rewrote the rules of jewelry design, choosing large cabochon-cut stones instead of faceted ones, and introducing unprecedented color combinations. In the 90s, Bvlgari continued to push the envelope creatively, taking a daring, irreverent approach to high jewelry and establishing the foundations of its current larger than life spirit. In this way, the show was the culmination of two eras and two brands, united in a single narrative of exceptional artistry.
At the show, models wore exquisite gems from Bvlgari’s High Jewelry and Heritage Collections: from a playful tubogas choker featuring a precious train from the Festa collection to a bold sapphire sautoir and timeless Parentesi jewels, one-of-a-kind Bvlgari creations added an inescapable sense of glamour to Ashi Studio’s ethereal dresses. A standout piece was an iconic Bib necklace set with multicolored sapphires and diamonds, which was borrowed from the Bvlgari Heritage Collection (2005).