ROY­ALTY RO­MANCED

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Ni­co­letta Ro­manov’s name calls to mind a gilded Tsarist age of deca­dence, splen­didly cap­tured by Dami­ani in two new col­lec­tions. Both draw on the trea­sures and fas­ci­na­tions of the Rus­sian im­pe­rial fam­ily. Fiocco cen­tres around a bow mo­tif, ren­dered in gold and paved with vary­ing de­grees of di­a­monds. The orig­i­nal jew­elled bows worn in 17th cen­tury Rus­sian im­pe­rial courts were so ad­mired and pop­u­lar they spawned iter­a­tions around Europe. The sec­ond col­lec­tion, Fiori d’aran­cio (Ital­ian for “orange flow­ers”), fo­cuses on meet­ing Ital­ian and Rus­sian tra­di­tions. Of note is the stun­ningly re­alised tiara Sveva, which fea­tures a del­i­cate flo­ral pat­tern of white gold buds and pavé flow­ers, and stars pale pink gold, 4,500 di­a­monds, 83 Ja­panese pearls and a pro­duc­tion time of six months.

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