Although the world has taken pause, Valérie Messika has been taking stock of her surroundings. The grandeur of this world that we routinely see swirling around, the one in which we never have time, in which we no longer take time... This moment at a standstill has allowed the designer to refocus and watch this world with fresh eyes.
Lush greenery, rocky mountains, the burning sun, the swirling stormy sea and the passionate impetuous waves, Valérie Messika sees the designs for flamboyant plastrons in the curve of a dune, the shape of a sensual ear cuff, in the verdant abundance of leaves, and stunning reflections of diamonds.
With travel restricted, the designer feels the deep desire to pay tribute to the perfections to the beauty within the elements of nature. After retreating through collections of photographs, she declared herself ready for escapism, a change of scenery, and for a new dream. Ready to embark on the journey?
“My eyes have been opened to the abundance and magnificence of nature, it’s a bountiful origins of inspiration. Through these jewels, I pay tribute to the source of femininity: Mother Nature.”
It is when the sea comes alive that the designer is inspired. In stormy weather, it crashes and cracks in shades of blue. Amidst the swirling waters and turbulent waves are designs for sumptuous plastrons, exaggerated ear cuffs and XXL cuff bracelets. Between the sea and the ocean floor, white gold catches the surface light and gracefully shimmers on the Messika mermaid.