By now, Francesca Amfitheatrof doesn’t really need much introduction if you’re someone who has your pulse on the jewellery design world. Even if her name does not ring a bell, chances are, you would have coveted – and splurged – on the contemporary and sophisticated designs she had created from her previous stints at brands like Tiffany & Co., and gigs with fashion brands like Chanel and Fendi.
Her debut at Louis Vuitton as artistic director of watches and jewellery in April 2018 was marked by a critically-acclaimed debut collection in 2019 called the B.Blossom. It was a fresh and irreverent street spin on high-end cocktail baubles that underscored the cool glamour she always brings to her designs; simultaneously she brought the focus and hype to the Maison’s fine jewellery department.
And if Louis Vuitton’s ambitions to be a major player in the fine jewellery business is anything to go by, then be prepared to be seeing more daring creations from the brand. For now, though, Amfitheatrof is following up on her B.Blossom debut with a second collection called LV Volt.
The expansive collection, of predominantly yellow gold and white pieces, is primed for those who love their fine jewellery bold, dynamic and youthful. The entire outing is built on the recurring motifs of the houses’ initials of ‘L’ and ‘V’ – these letters are manifested on chain links, latticework, pendants, bevelled edges, and everything in-between as a graphic motif that’s quintessentially Amfitheatrof.
Broken up into five different ranges which showcase a different stylistic interpretation of the letters, the LV Volt collection also hits the mark for its stackability factor as well as its unisex designs, because, hey, it’s 2020 and jewellery should be enjoyed by both sexes.
Above, we break down what to expect from the collection which his now available at Louis Vuitton’s boutiques at Marina Bay Sands Island Maison, Ion Orchard, and Takashimaya S.C.
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