For the Love of God
This unique work of art is a faithful copy of an original human skull, cast in 2,156 grams of platinum and set with 8,601 perfect diamonds.
Paris Vogue, April 2018 issue
Photographer: Alasdair McLellan
Model: Edie Campbell
Inspired by a flyer, Paul Smith’s latest gems
Paul Smith’s latest collection was inspired by a jewellery catalogue that dropped through his letterbox.
The Brisish designer said he fell in love with the antique pieces in the brochure from Mayfair jeweller Bentley & Skinner.
Paul Smith creates women’s clothing line from Bentley & Skinner jewels
UK fashion designer Paul Smith often finds inspiration for his apparel lines close to home. Most recently he didn’t even have to leave his house as this time inspiration arrived by mail in the form of a catalog from London antiques jeweller, Bentley & Skinner.
How a compendium of antique jewellery sparked a gem of an idea
When the Bentley & Skinner Compendium of Jewellery dropped through Paul Smith’s letter box, the graphic layout of the London-based specialist’s Victorian brooch collection caught the designer’s eye. ‘I just thought “Wow, these photos would make a perfect print”’. A collaboration ensued, and the pattern is a high point in Smith’s A/W 2018 collection. Discover how this gem of an idea took shape…