Brand to Know: An Innovative Jewelry Line Inspired by Flowers

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Brand to Know: An Innovative Jewelry Line Inspired by Flowers

Pieces from Stephanie D’heygere’s fall/winter 2018 collection. Arnaud Lajeunie In Paris’s Fourth Arrondissement, on Île de la Cité, a little island between the Marais and the Jardin du Luxembourg, is a small flower market. Recently, it was the unexpected site of a jewelry presentation: Stephanie D’heygere launched her eponymous accessories brand in one of the market’s hothouse-like green steel pavilions where a variety of seasonal and exotic flowers are sold daily. “I really wanted a showroom that represented the heart of the collection and brand,” says the Belgian-born, Paris-based designer, who has spent the past seven years at an array of major fashion houses. Laid out on the flower shop’s shelves were D’heygere’s designs: a line of diminutively sized leather bags, semitransparent belts and cleverly conceived jewelry — pieces that feel playful and delightfully idiosyncratic. “I’ve had this idea of designing jewelry that can carry flowers for a very long time. It never really felt right to propose this idea to one of my clients, which made me realize that it’s a very personal idea that I’d rather keep to myself.” This first collection is titled “The Flower Shop,” and flowers are central to the D’heygere brand . “I […]