Our collaborations

  • Our collaborations

  • For the second edition, BIJORHCA PARIS entrusts the Artistic Direction of the show to Stella Cadente. The designer, who already added her own distinctive ‘stamp’ to the January session, continues to infuse a fresh, new spirit.

    The collaboration

    Stella Cadente has been Artistic Director for numerous projects in the fashion and interior design sectors. She will now apply her expertise to the September 2017 edition of BIJORHCA PARIS. From stand colours and signage to music and the hostesses’ outfits, no detail will be left to chance.

    As part of this holistic approach, BIJORHCA PARIS has specifically asked her to redesign the ground floor and first floor reception areas, the different Lounge areas and the VIP/Press Club.

  • The interview

    The interview

    Meeting with Stella Cadente
  • Tell us about your career
    I started out as a jewellery-maker. As a student, I began assembling necklaces, trawling the Saint-Ouen flea market for antique beads, cabochons and rhinestones. When I continued my studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, it seemed natural to carry on designing too. Jewellery was more than a passion, it became my preferred means of expression. I like the idea that each piece is a 3D sculpture that tells a story. Jewellery accentuates the body in different ways from garments. I was fortunate enough to sell my designs at Bergdorf Goodman, Victoire and in department stores, and have the honour of working with many couturiers at Dior, Chanel, Lagerfeld, Daniel Swarovski, Chloe, Ungaro, Paule Ka, Baccarat, Salviati and Inès de la Fressange. I love jewellery so much that when I first started in fashion, I concentrated on jewelled garments, beaded purses and tiaras that looked like halos. Today, I mainly design pieces for the home, such as wall decorations, lamps and table legs – my focus is still jewellery, but I’m now using it to decorate interiors.

    How do you explain the influence jewellery has on the fashion world?
    Jewellery is a sculpture that should be as beautiful when held as when it is worn. Jewellery is the detail that transforms the silhouette; it is an object of desire, arousing passions and stirring up emotions because it is the ultimate accessory. It should be worn as a fake when it’s genuine, and as genuine when it’s fake! Personally, I love feathers, rhinestones, fur, diamonds, lace, platinum, crystal and silver.

    Tell us about Stella Cadente’s style
    I like lyrical jewellery that goes against the trend: small pieces when the trend is oversized, and giant jewellery when minimalism is in vogue. I have always alluded to stories from my childhood. My ranges are called Wonderland, Possession, Strange Beasts, Klimt, Sputnik, and Venomous.

    Why did you, with your partner Florian Claudel, accept the role of Artistic Director at BIJORHCA PARIS?
    I am very proud to have been appointed Artistic Director of BIJORHCA PARIS, a show that is a huge source of inspiration for the jewellery sector. BIJORHCA PARIS is highly practical and covers all jewellery sectors: fashion jewellery, fine jewellery and watchmaking, as well as raw materials (precious and semi-precious stones and accessories), supplies and services. BIJORHCA PARIS needs to become much more than a place to do business – it should be an events space and a meeting place for all those who are passionate about jewellery – artists, artisans and buyers. I see it as a giant concept store – friendly and experiential.
  • What are your influences for September 2017?
    For this second edition, we wanted to return jewellery to the centre of the fashion world and demonstrate how close the two industries are, especially when you consider the trends.
    Our starting point was a more contemporary, more sophisticated and more feminine ethnic approach, which is represented in the show’s new visual identity. The image also symbolises our commitment to shift the focus from jewellery and blur the barriers between jewellery and fashion.

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