Cristina Or­tiz

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

JEW­ELLERY DE­SIGNER BACK­GROUND

Cristina Or­tiz is well known in the world of fash­ion. A for­mer de­sign di­rec­tor for Prada in Mi­lan, Or­tiz has also been cre­ative di­rec­tor for Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo, Chantelle, Bri­oni and Lan­vin. Or­tiz grad­u­ated from the fash­ion in­sti­tute Ecole de la Cham­bre Syn­di­cale de la Cou­ture Parisi­enne, and for the past decade has fo­cused on help­ing brands de­velop a strong iden­tity. In 2014, she em­barked on a new ad­ven­ture de­sign­ing her own jew­ellery line.

The name

ARTIS­TIC IN­FLU­ENCES

Or­tiz spent her first 16 years in the Ca­nary Is­lands and says the sea, sun and vol­canic ter­rain of the is­lands con­trib­uted to the de­vel­op­ment of her artis­tic sen­si­bil­i­ties. For Or­tiz, the per­fect de­sign is one that com­bines unique­ness and

Span­ish-born

In de­sign­ing

Clock­wise from left: Ear­rings, ring, neck­lace and dou­ble fin­ger ring in black gold and di­a­monds from Cristina Or­tiz’s first col­lec­tion gen­eral ap­peal, a form that can stand the test of time.

DE­SIGN SIG­NA­TURE

her first col­lec­tion, a line she says is ded­i­cated to all self-con­fi­dent women, Or­tiz tried to cap­ture the move­ment of an­gels’ wings in a mod­ern way. “I took in­spi­ra­tion from a dis­tant world… a har­mo­nious blend be­tween fan­tas­ti­cal crea­tures and enig­matic an­gels, with jew­ellery that is a so­phis­ti­cated syn­the­sis of form and mean­ing.” The pieces have a sculp­tured look, with winged or curved rings and ear­rings set in black di­a­monds.

WINGED CREA­TURES

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