The Winter Show, which was moved from its longtime dwelling at The Park Avenue Armory to 4 flooring of flagship Barney’s Madison Avenue constructing at 660 Madison Avenue creates a sense of a shoppable museum with its extremely curated “rooms” and its uncommon, genuine vintage and classic jewellery, paintings, furnishings and ornamental items. The transfer is a results of the postponement of its beforehand scheduled January dates resulting from surges in COVID-19.
The present shall be again in its authentic location in 2023 however for now the unused Barney’s constructing is an ideal venue, notably for the jewellery.
Signed items from Castellani and Giuliano to Chaumet and Lalique and lots of different famend homes are artfully displayed by the exhibitors whose treasures have been hand chosen for his or her rarity, originality, their potential to mesmerize and cease vintage/classic jewellery collectors and fans of their tracks, do double takes and be swept away again into the interval by which these items have been made. The sort of jewels proven at this 10-day occasion are a number of the finest, most magical examples of the varied eras by which the handwork, strategies and designs are exact and preserved in wonderful situation
Here are a number of the items we discovered to be extraordinary or fantastic representations of a sure interval in time.
Levi Higgs, the Head of Archives and Brand Heritage at David Webb, whose creativity extends to Instagram influencer and whose feed is stuffed with eye-arresting and storied vintage and classic jewellery posts was chosen to design the jewellery home windows for the present. They are hypnotic, authentic and reflective of his vivid creativeness and the character of the items you will note inside. Here he talks about his idea for the shows and the way they have been realized. “In the vein of a cabinet of curiosities, I wanted to create windows that were filled with interesting variations and different specimens of the same object. Since the overarching theme for the larger windows was “rejuvenation” I used to be notably drawn to the thought of eggs. I appeared round my very own private assortment and noticed that I had fairly just a few; picket eggs of many sizes, reduce glass eggs, metallic eggs, and even some precise eggs. Adding the treenware introduced the show into the realm of Wunderkammer. As for the jewellery I chosen, I needed all items to construct on the theme of eggs, and have both birds, wings, feathers or be symbolic of flight not directly. A little bit of hope and new life with a splash of visible curiosity. Many of my eggs and treenware have been sourced from my favourite retailer upstate, Pidgin, in Oak Hill.”
Jewelry included in home windows:
Macklowe Gallery: Georges Fouquet peacock cloak clasp in sterling silver and opal
James Robinson: two reverse painted rock crystal birds, one pendant and one brooch, swan micro mosaic, dove micro mosaic bracelet
Kentshire: Cartier falcon cuff
Didier Ltd: Giacometti gold chook pendant, Pierre Hugo gold chook necklace
Simon Teakle – Sterlé yellow and white diamond feather brooch