Marrying many of the house’s enduring signatures with Anthony Vaccarello’s inimitable strong and sensual style code, Saint Laurent’s debut fine jewellery collection has landed at the brand’s Collins Street, Melbourne, flagship. Featured motifs include Cassandre, the instantly recognisable vertical YSL logo — sculpted from white, grey and yellow golds — which hangs from dainty chains, drop earrings and slender bracelets; and Maillon, with oversized sculptural links fashioned to be worn around necks and wrists. Among these modern treasures is perhaps the boldest expression of Vaccarello’s vision for the house: a minimalist and geometric-informed cuff, a stark antithesis of the organic shapes that have dominated fine jewellery collections in recent history. Available in grey and yellow gold, they’re designed to be worn alone or stacked to steel the wearer for whatever lies ahead.
Saint Laurent's Manchette Haute Bracelet, $68,320, ysl.com. Image courtesy of Saint Laurent.