Background Born and educated in paris, Aurélie Bidermann is the quintessential parisian, but at a moment’s notice she will trade the zinc rooftops of her beloved city for the lush jungles of south America or the cobalt seas of the pacific islands. Bidermann was raised by parents who loved travelling to exotic places and collecting art, and was doted on by a grandmother whose jewellery and makeup were custom-made in the boutiques of place Vendôme— and it’s with inspiration from this worldly and fascinating life that she creates her gems.
DESIGN SIGNATURE By her own account, Bidermann’s designs are typically French, very artistic and oozing with spontaneity. Her pieces were once described as “an encounter between the architectural lines of buildings by Haussmann and the fluidity of a Halston dress.” An antipurist, the designer favours organic curves over rigid lines, and likes to blur the line between precious gems and costume jewellery.
RECENT PROJECT Bidermann’s joie de vivre style is reflected in her spring/ summer collection. Among our favourites are its pendants with natural feathers and gingko and clover dipped in 18K gold and lacquer, and its maya bracelets made from cotton threads embellished with coloured beads, and the gold marisa fringe loop earrings.
feather and frills Clockwise from above: Plume pendants of natural feathers dipped in gold and lacquer; Maya bracelet; Diana turquoise earrings; Marisa earrings