Headpieces Are Back In Fashion 1
28th August 2019
Originally reserved for royal families, tiaras are now not only seen at weddings but also parties, fashion runway shows, red carpets and galas. The first celebrities to make a statement were Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn who both made appearances in princess tiaras. But somehow the trend only popped up a few years ago with various declinations of headpieces such as headbands. With international influencers, actors and models, the diadem became a hit accessory that just makes you stand out of the crowd. The following 5 creations prove that contemporary tiaras have space on our head.
Charlize Theron, Angelababy, Pippa Middleton, Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show, Kim Kardashian.
Sveva Tiara by Damiani
Part of the 2016 collection Fiori d’Arancio, this masterpiece breathes refinement, innocence and serenity. The diamond and Ayoka pearl flowers are blooming in the hair while the two side spirals are describing arabesques on the ears.
The inspiration of this tiara comes from the headpiece worn by Countess Sveva Della Gherardesca for her wedding in 1952 with Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia. The design also recalls of Odette’s headpiece in the prestigious Russian Ballet, Swan Lake.
Sveva Diadem, Damiani.
Vertiges Diadem by Chaumet
Since 1780, Chaumet built its recognition on the making of tiaras for imperial and royal families. It is said that more than 3500 tiaras were created in the Vendome workshops. Nowadays the French jeweler continues its legacy, adapting its lines to contemporary tastes while preserving elegance and refinement.
In this aim, Chaumet launched a creative competition to students of the prestigious school Central Saint Martins London, in 2017. The winning young jeweller, Scott Armstrong, designed the Vertiges diadem composed of white and red gold with diamonds, green tourmalines and garnets. This colorful and geometrical creation takes inspiration from the French gardens such as the 17th century gardens of Versailles, recalling its royal genes.
Vertiges Diadem, designed by Scott Armstrong for Chaumet.
Swan Diadem by Messika
It is as simple as two shiny feathers dropping on the forehead. Composed of pear and marquise cut diamonds, this headpiece has just the right amount of sparkles to stand out with its gracious lines.
Messika is known for its curvy designs and diamond waterfalls that aims at millennials’ neck and wrists. Its contemporary spirit, high international recognition and famous brand ambassadors make Messika an essential jeweller for the young buyers.
Swan Diadem, Messika.
Emerald Headpiece & Earring by Ana Khouri
This delicate headpiece slides onto the ear to drop an oval-cut emerald hanging to a diamond chain. The headband part can also be detachable in order to be worn as a necklace. This creation embodies elegance, femininity and modernity which inspires to new and innovative design for jewel lovers that dare to stand out of the crowd.
“For my jewelry, it’s about the connection to the person wearing it”. Ana Khouri exploits new lines in which jewellery becomes a part of the wearer. Established in 2013, the Brasilian brand already reached an international exposure with celebrities such as Madonna wearing its creations.
Emerald Headpiece & Earring, Ana Khouri.
Tiara & Headphone by Dolce & Gabbana x Frends
Let’s move to the Italian baroque fashion brand where abundance and bling bling are more than permitted.
It’s the pop singer Rihanna that promoted this original $9k USD tiara on social media in 2016. It then only took 24h for the product to be sold out.
Made of Swarovski crystals and pearls, this loud hairjewel was seen during Milan Fashion Week following the collaboration of Dolce & Gabbana with Frends. Other «more conservative» designs were also released.