Re­al­ity… re­con­structed

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The creative uni­verse of Del­fina Delet­trez – fourth gen­er­a­tion of the Fendi fam­ily – is in con­stant evo­lu­tion since 2007. Her mi­cro-sculp­tures put the body on cen­ter stage, frag­mented and re-as­sem­bled in strik­ing, ironic and con­trast­ing com­bi­na­tions. Ma­te­ri­als and tra­di­tional tech­niques hy­brid with new so­lu­tions, trans­port­ing jew­elry to­wards new sce­nar­ios, lan­guages and mar­kets. On her first visit to Dubai, the young de­sign­ers let us into her uni­verse, where magic hap­pens, ev­ery day. “The way I started was very per­sonal, some might say even ego­tis­ti­cal, but it was what it was. When my daugh­ter was born she was the first born of the fifth gen­er­a­tion, so it was an im­por­tant event in my fam­ily. So, I wanted to get my­self a new piece of jew­ellery as per the Ital­ian tra­di­tion when a new baby is born, and I couldn’t find some­thing that suited me. I had no idea about this art, but my vi­sion was very clear, I knew what I would love to wear. From that day I started mak­ing jew­ellery, start­ing with a street col­lec­tion. Then it was like magic, be­cause ev­ery piece was com­ing to life like a small mir­a­cle. I then re­al­ized that there was a gap in the mar­ket that I could fill with my creations.” You de­sign all your creations. Does it re­quire a lot of re­search? Ev­ery­thing that goes in the mar­ket is my own de­sign, the ideas and the re­sults are very di­rect. I want each piece to have its own per­son­al­ity and a story to be told. I fol­low my in­stinct, I don’t like fol­low­ing trends, I like to say that I make trends. Fendi was my school and we were the ones cre­at­ing trends. But I fol­low the mar­ket, and even if my ap­proach is very much in­stinc­tive, I keep in the col­lec­tion what I think has po­ten­tial, what I think has not been un­der­stood yet, or wasn’t the right mo­ment for it yet. Of course, stack­ing rings is an on­go­ing trends, but also find­ing new places on the body. I be­lieve that jew­ellery pieces are like no­mads, so why should we limit them to clas­sic places like fin­gers, ears and necks. Brooches are mak­ing a big come­back too.. Yes, and I have al­ways been a big fan of broches. In fact, the first piece of

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