The library at the Dylan Hotel D4, was transformed into a veritable treasure chest yesterday with a press preview of the AW09 Freedom for Topshop jewellery collection. I was in bijou heaven and surrounded by some fierce jewellery pieces. The new collection has 5 different lines; Apollo, Bolshoi, Boujis, Heidi and Survivor with independent themes for each.
‘Apollo’ is all about space age elements and futuristic styling. It has studded bracelets and chunky rings and necklaces embellished with beaten and etched high-shine metals.
‘Bolshoi’ is inspired by the Russian ballet and is all about antique styled diamonds and pearls with feather tiaras and huge, muti-drop necklaces. This collection is totally indulgent.
‘Boujis‘ is the party season collection, all bright jewel-coloured enamels and rhinestones in pretty floral designs, on everything from over-sized earrings to statement cocktails rings.
‘Heidi’ is inspired by a Swiss milk maid idea, the collection is made from hand-carved wood and felt flowers to create a pretty collection that is topped with bells, bows and beading.
Finally, ‘Survivor’; this line is the tough big brother of the collection. It is all about sleek metal lines embellished with spikes, distressed leather and dyed feathers to create a fashion-forward, edgy line.
This last line is incredible, some of the pieces, especially the statement necklaces are absolute must-haves. Because the gold coloured metal is brushed you can accessorise loads of different looks with these pieces. More pics below…