“It had to happen,” said Valérie Messika, founder of fine jewelry brand Messika, on collaborating with Kate Moss.
One of the world’s most established supermodels, Kate Moss has partnered with French fine jewelry brand Messika, for a captivating collection titled Messika by Kate Moss. Both strong, spirited women, Moss and Messika are placed at the heart of this high jewelry collection, amplifying creativity and sincerity through the diverse jewels.
Moss is known for her imperative influence in the fashion world. Known for her signature style of skinny jeans, biker jackets, and little black boots, as well as her awe-inspiring presence on the runway for many of the most prestigious fashion houses, Moss was the perfect partner for Messika’s new project. The model, who has been an inspiration to Messika for many years, can now add the role of Messika jewelry designer to her prestigious portfolio.
Nine sets of high jewelry have been developed by Moss and Messika for the new collection — each emerged from different inspirations. The collection started with one jewelry box, which belonged to Moss herself. “The color, the oversized designs, inspiration from all over the world, and an art deco feel,” said Messika said of the beginnings of the collections. “A world that was at first glance quite removed from Messika jewelry, but ultimately extremely exciting for the designer. Two heads rather than one meant that more than one hundred unique pieces of jewelry were imagined.”
The collection, which was shot by Australian photographer Chris Colls, provides a modern, contemporary approach to traditional and elegant designs. Featuring multiple breathtaking items, the collection is clearly derived from both Moss’ style and Messika’s values. Embodied with freedom and imagination, the designs pay homage to feminity in the best of ways. Each set involves a different material, cut, or personality applied to the collection.
Set 1 Messika by Kate Moss reflects sensuality, and the freedom of Moss’ distinct style, with diamond-encrusted tassled designs and features the collections “masterpiece” the Sautoir Necklace, which is described as the piece you “really can’t live without”.
Set 2 Messika by Kate Moss includes items with distinctive pear-cut diamonds and graduated malachite, honoring Moss’ desire to create a vibrantly-colored range. Set 4 and Set 5 of Messika by Kate Moss, are each spectacular. Set 4 replicates a feathered-designer making the delicate diamonds appearing infinite, whereas Set 5 perfectly encapsulates Moss’ love for art deco, including a bohemian headpiece.
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