Ex-Boucheron designer creates first fine collection since 1905.
Lalique has gone back to its roots with the launch of a new fine collection designed in less than four months by its new creative director for jewellery Anne Kazuro, who moved to the brand in June.
The range, called Pétillante, features 18ct yellow gold and sterling silver rings set with diamonds and coloured Lalique crystal – the first fine collection for the brand since 1905.
Kazuro has spent the past four years working for Boucheron but moved with her entire team to Lalique in June, becoming creative director with Quentin Obadea as head of design.
Her move to Lalique celebrates Rene Lalique and his first love of jewellery design. The brand has said of the new collection: “A rebirth is currently going on at Lalique HQ on the Rue Royale in Paris [with] its exciting latest collaboration with one of the hottest fine jewellery designers around, Anne Kazuro.”
Rene Lalique is recognised as the inventor of the first ever perfume bottle and this has filtered down over the generations, with the brand becoming famous for its crystal ware and objets d’art.
The range will be sold through Lalique standalone stores, including the one on London’s Conduit Street, from this week. Department stores may follow with the fine jewellery collection, though the brand is yet to confirm which stores.