The fashionista wears ultrafeminine jewellery collections by one of America’s top jewellery designers Michael Hezar, who has won several honours for his timeless creations. Known for celebrating the past and envisioning the future, his sparkling, refined lines have a finesse that exude a quaint charm yet retain an edge. Inspired by architecture and colours, Michael is a self-confessed fan of speciality-cut diamonds.
We invited on board Asa Kazingmei, a gen-next couture fashion designer from Manipur, India, who is already creating waves for his vibrant colours and graphic gown-and-dress hybrids. Asa designed six outstanding ensembles to go with Michael’s jewellery. When two accomplished artists come together, it creates a new order in sartorial splendour.
THE WOMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE
She stands tall in a striking red and black gown with a defined corset and an attached skirt. The structured front neckline falls back to the floor to reveal sartorial geometry at work. She chooses to wear an undulated 18-karat black rhodium gold necklace set with round brilliant-cut diamonds and a trimming bubbling with pavé rose-cut diamonds. The wavy linear danglers match the form and mood.
A PERFECT SILHOUETTE
Modernism meets old- world elegance here. She pairs the couture soft and flowing gown with a deep side slit and an asymmetrical stole with 18-karat white gold Eiffel tower earrings embellished with speciality-cut round brilliant diamonds. The curved leafy pendant created in 18-karat white gold is a bed of round brilliant cut diamonds garnished with rose cuts. The pendant is suspended from a diamond-by-yard chain.
Opposites attract and how! Organic shapes intermingle with geometric overlapping in the red dress that has an irregular neckline and hemline. The folds are held together with a clean silhouette belt. The queen of contrasts teams it up with a floral suite crafted in 18-karat gold. She togs up a ring, bracelet and a pair of earrings brimming with rose-cut pave diamonds; the alluring collar necklace in 18-karat gold centres on a large bloom set with brilliant-cut diamonds. She plays it up with a bit of unexpected eccentricity.
SPRING IN HER STEP
Haute couture goes sheer and sunny – just like the breathtaking colours of natural stones in the jewellery she wears. The prima donna wraps herself in a yellow gown with a drooping shoulder. The cowl on the front and an asymmetrical hemline add to the nonchalant aesthetic. She displays an 18-karat white gold collar necklace and earrings featuring round brilliant-cut diamonds and multicoloured padparadscha sapphires. Be different, be chic, is her mantra!
Here’s one deadly combination of jewels and a one-piece dress for a woman who is comfortable in her own skin. She shows off two slimmer 18-karat black gold rings featuring speciality rose-cut diamonds in multiple colours of champagne, brown, yellow and white. The thicker band mounted in 18-karat black rhodium gold is teeming with rose-cut and round brilliant-cut diamonds. She goes lighter on the necklace with a double loop pendant crafted in 18-karat black gold outlined with rose-cut diamonds. The loops are joined by a rose-cut champagne coloured diamond. She matches up the baubles with a red and black dress in which the inner part of the fabric is in red that folds into the corset with box-pleated details on the back.
Ideal for a dreamy setting, the lady picks on a slim, frosty blue aquamarine gown that has thin cords on the neckline with a cowl running through the centre. She matches up with accessories that have a vintage feel. The 18-karat black gold circular earrings featuring pave-set white diamonds are decorated with edgy swirls. The black gold pendant necklace is pave-set with rose-cut white diamonds. She channels her classic side in a modern way.