The Crown Jewels
 
 

Fashion designer Ye Mingzi, born in Beijing and granddaughter of Ye Jianying (1897-1986), a founder of the People's Liberation Army, studied at London's Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and is one of the first students from Mainland China to enroll in 1999. She is best- known for designing elaborate evening and wedding gowns for Chinese celebrities and socialites.

Inspired by the ancient and geometrical patterns of the Flower of Life, said to be the original pattern of creation, Ye Mingzi teamed up with Swarovski to create and launched her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection of jewelry and accessories. The beautiful 33 piece collection included necklaces, rings, bracelets, tiara and cufflinks, all inspired by the “Flower of Life”.

Following the success of her two capsule collections with Swarovski, designer Ye Mingzi continue her collaboration with Atelier Swarovski with a new Autumn/Winter 2016 collection titled “Elements of the Universe”, an evolution from her “Flower of Life” designs. The pieces were inspired by the geometry found in the fundamental building blocks of nature and the significant relations between the five elements: fire, water, air, earth and energy.

Ye Mingzi commented: “I am delighted to extend the Flower of Life’s geometric beauty into the Elements of the Universe, and to evolve my own relationship with Atelier Swarovski. This season playing with the concept of the Platonic Solids and the dodecahedron shape allowed me to create a versatile and easy to wear jewelry collection that emanates positive energy.”

The Atelier Swarovski by Ye Mingzi Collection for Autumn/Winter 2016, ten-piece collection comes in two color style combination: a Rhodium finish with Black Diamond colored crystals and a Rose Gold finish with Vintage Rose crystals. The subtle balance of the elements is reflected in the five sides, and symmetrical twelve facets of the dodecahedron shape featured across the collection. The standout piece are the double loop necklace and black diamond cross ring. The collection will be exclusively available for the APAC region. The collection will be available from September 2016 in selected Swarovski stores, independent retailers and online at www.atelierswarovski.com

DRESS MIMI TRAN, FUR GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, JEWELRY ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY YE MINGZI.

DRESS MIMI TRAN, FUR GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, JEWELRY ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY YE MINGZI.

 

TEXT BY ANTHONY V. CAO, PHOTOGRAPHY LINDA COOPER, STYLING FRANCESCA MAROTTA, MAKE UP MARCIO ABRAAO @ YSL BEAUTY
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