I need to warn you in the beginning. If you hate insects or just don't like to look at them reading this post will not be necessarily pleasant for you. I wanted to show you how many designers are inspired by insects, little ugly but so detailed and complex creatures. I came up with an idea to write about this after watching the last Lanvin collection. I actually realised that so many designers did that before. Especially we can see so much "insects inspired" jewellery. Some of the pieces are rather repulsive but you can find a lot of amazing ones as well.
This plastic necklace belongs to Elsa Schiaparelli's pagan collection from 1938. I think it can be said that she was a first designer who created a jewellery piece with multi-coloured insects. Necklace is made of Rhodoid, a cellulose acetate transparent plastic and it gives an impression of insects resting on the wearer's skin. I still can't believe that this necklace was created in 1938. You can find it in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Brooklyn.
When talking about bugs I definitely need to mention Alexander McQueen collections. Both him and Sarah Burton (who is a current creative director of the brand) created amazing collections definitely inspired by these little creatures.
Couple of pictures from the Lanvin A/W 2013-14 Collection.
Shala Monroque at Paris Couture fashion week.
If you like insects...
1. Swarovski Necklace (HERE)
2. Roberto Cavalli Earrings (HERE)
3. ASOS You Bug Me Necklace (HERE)
4. Large Enamel Bug Brooch (HERE)
5. H&M Ring
6.Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings (HERE)
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