Gianfranco Ferre Jewelry (1970-2007)
Gianfranco Ferre’s unlikely journey began with his formal training as an architect, then into his boldly sculptural jewelry, which became a strong feature of his collections when he later turned to womenswear design.
He preferred to create through direct interaction with prototypes and hands-on experiments with materials. The forms are so powerfully dynamic, and precision-crafted while pushing the boundaries of costume jewelry. Purposefully choosing unconventional combinations: iron, copper wire, wood, shells, crystals and glass.
Ferre’s ornamental pieces appeared so entrenched in his design process that they became pivotal to his catwalk collections.