BUSY AS A BEE

Fashion (Canada) - - Style News - —El­iza Gross­man

It has been just over a year since Francesco Terzo and Filippo Fi­carelli be­came VP creative di­rec­tors of Pan­dora, and their first col­lec­tion is ready to de­but. In­spired by the Bot­ti­celli paint­ing La Primavera, the col­lec­tion is filled with plenty of pas­toral de­tails. Terzo and Fi­carelli, who moved from Mi­lan to Den­mark to fully in­te­grate into the com­pany, sketched over a print­out of the paint­ing and added their own el­e­ments, like a bee and a rain­bow. In fact, bees are one of the key themes in the brand-new Pan­dora Shine col­lec­tion, which fea­tures 18-karat-gold-plated ster­ling sil­ver, a sig­nif­i­cant de­par­ture from Pan­dora’s usual sil­ver charms. Fi­carelli de­scribes the in­tro­duc­tion of plated yel­low gold as an ef­fort to “bring the gold look to a wider au­di­ence at a more af­ford­able en­vi­ron­ment with­out com­pro­mis­ing the qual­ity.” The col­lec­tion of rings, neck­laces, bracelets, ear­rings and charms, which start at $50, in­cor­po­rate the new de­sign­ers’ mod­ern aes­thetic and at­ten­tion to de­tail. A golden choker made from hexagons mim­ics the shape of a hon­ey­comb, with tiny bee em­bel­lish­ments and sub­tle heart cut-outs. One stand­out is the hon­ey­comb rings that fea­ture a dainty lace­like pat­tern. It seems that Terzo, Fi­carelli and Pan­dora were meant to bee.

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