Elizabeth Taylor was an iconic style and Catriona Hanly’s latest collection of exquisite statement pieces is beautifully inspired by her. You may remember that we featured Catriona’s Autumn Winter collection here, well this collection somehow manages to surpass it.
“It was after reading an article in Vanity Fair, chronicling Elizabeth Taylor’s love affair with jewels, that I found my latest source of inspiration. I was immediately taken in by the beautiful colours of her jewellery and more specifically, the way in which the fabrics she wore caught the jewels’ light; it was magical. It wasn’t just a case of gold or silver; the jewels’ unique colouring was what really stood out to me. I decided in that moment to take the elegance of Miss Taylor’s love for exquisite jewels and mix it with my long-standing passion for luxury fabrics and colour.” – Catriona Hanly.
Where previous lines have centred first and foremost around fabrics and cuts – for which this Irish designer is known – with this collection, Catriona Hanly sought a more notable emphasis on mesmerising colour, from heavenly corals to hot, ruby reds. For The Jewel Collection, colour was the ultimate starting point when it came to each beautiful piece, while her unique eye for rich and delicate fabrics brings the whole offering together.
Among The Jewel Collection, you’ll find a fresh take on something this designer is well known: her signature blouses with pussy-bow ties and delicate candy floss-like ruffled accents. Luxurious silk organza and Chantilly lace dominate the collection, while the jewel-toned colours catch the eye. I adore the sense of luxury with her pieces and the attention given to every little detail – this is what makes it stand out from the crowd.
If you are looking for a beautiful Irish Designed piece to add to your wardrobe then I would certainly recommend that you check out Catriona’s website, and she is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.